Interstate Crosscheck Program to Help Stop Voter Fraud is Reportedly Flawed

A voter fraud sign is seen at Lupica Towers November 4, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. J.D. POOLEY/GETTY IMAGES
A voter fraud sign is seen at Lupica Towers November 4, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Some say the Interstate Crosscheck program needs to do a better job of crosschecking voter registration files before they remove credible people from the voting lists. Republican election officials in some states have been cracking down on what they believe is massive voter-fraud activities underway in some districts. The officials are championing the Interstate Crosscheck program—an initiative that allows states to crosscheck their voter registration files to see which individuals are registered to vote in more than one state and which individuals have in fact voted multiple times in the same election—a practice that is illegal.

According to an Al Jazeera report, the way it works is that states have to agree to participate in the program, and have their voter registration files reviewed and crosschecked against other states’ files. As of today, Crosscheck says that they have approximately 7 million names that “represent legions of fraudsters who are not only registered but have actually voted in two or more states in the same election,” Al Jazeera explains.

Interstate Crosscheck began in 2005 and is the “pet project” of Kansas’ secretary of state Kris Kobach, who has been adamant about unearthing voter fraud in the US.

As a result of their work, individuals who were once registered to vote may find that they are no longer registered to vote on election day if they are one of the thousands of people whose name appeared on the Crosscheck list, and were thus removed from the voting rolls.

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Source: The Root | 

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