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Judicial Watch: Alaska has 11% too many registered voters


 Judicial Watch says in its 2020 study of voter registration data that Alaska is among eight states with statewide voter registration rates exceeding 100% of those actually eligible to be registered to vote.

Alaska’s voter registration rate is listed at 111% by Judicial Watch.

According to the conservative watchdog group, 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens.

In addition to Alaska having too many registered voters, the group named Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The September 2020 study collected the most recent registration data posted online by the states themselves. This data was then compared to the Census Bureau’s most recent five-year population estimates, gathered by the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2014 through 2018. 

Must Read Alaska’s math is different from Judicial Watch’s math, but still shows a significant number of over-registrants.

According to the Division of Elections, Alaska has 598,737 registered voters as of Dec. 3, 2020. The U.S. Census says that 24.6% of Alaskans are under the age of 18, which would mean 551,585 Alaskans are of voting age, leaving over 47,150 excess voter registrations on the books in Alaska, or approximately 8.66 percent too many registered voters.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Maybe that is how prop #2 passed!

    • I second that thought.

    • Kevin Meyer, Alaska’s very conservative Republican Lt. Governor, according to the very same Division of Elections that Ms. Downing quoted, certified that Trump received 189,951 Alaskan votes in the 2020 general election. The very same, extremely conservative Lt Governor also certified, according to the very same Division of Elections that Ms Downing apparently places so much trust in, certified that 170,251 Alaskans voted against Ballot Measure #2. Simple deductive logic (or basic math) conclusively proves that if a minimum of 19,701 of the people who voted for Trump would have voted against Ballot Measure #2, then Ballot Measure would have not passed. That is the reason why Ballot Measure #2 passed.

      • It is because liberals lack any morals and principles. Hence they lie and cheat to get what they want.

        • Not “liberals”, AKFireflower, “radical leftists”. There are hardly any true liberals left, as today’s leftists have morphed into radical authoritarians and nihilists. They are quite simply a death cult, so yes, they necessarily lack any morals and principles, as you say.

  • How many of these “too many” registrants voted in favor of Prop 2?

    • 111%

    • I just sent an email to the Director of Elections and everyone affiliated with my district requesting an AUDIT of Ballot Measure 2. I alrrady know about the recount, which is different from an audit, and as a resident and registered voter I want the paper balllots accounted for in authenticity and legality. They used Ballot Measure 2 against Soldotna in a deadlock to put in someone who was not elected instead of a runoff. I am demanding Dominion software be investigated, as well. I urge every resident of Alaska, age 14 and older, to contact the Election Board and request an audit, too.

      Send to:
      Gail Fenumiai
      Director of Elections
      [email protected]

      • Yes, and inquiring Alaskans would also like to know exactly who in State or Municipal government signed off on allowing the use of problem riddled Dominion Voting Systems. Simple question should generate a simple answer.

    • The more interesting question is why did the more than 19,000 Alaskan citizens who voted for Trump, declined to vote against Ballot Measure #2.

  • Thank you for revealing more infomation about the voter fraud that apparently has been occurring for decades rearing its ugly head the last four years. Not that the left has the ability noticing, the left is so confused they dont when know which bathroom to use.

    • I’m very interested in how you ascertained, from the material in Ms. Downing’s above article, that the alleged difference between potential voters and registered voters were from the “left.” Can you enlighten me?

      • Some of the difference could be due to errors, and undoubtedly is, but Jen is correct in her assumption, as it is overwhelmingly leftists who lie, cheat and steal, and who will do ANYTHING to gain power — because having power, and coercing others to live, speak and think in rigid conformity as they do, is EVERYTHING to them. This has been proven time and time again. Because, quite simply, most leftists simply have no moral center nor any moral compass. Some conservatives and non-leftists do not have that either, but for whatever reason I have observed that they are overwhelmingly outnumbered by leftists in that regard. I leave it to you to ponder the reasons why.

        • Exactly where has it “been proven time and time again?”

          • Blah… Blah… Blah..

  • And a healthy 146% of those voters will be voting for President Kamala Harris in 2024, in the most transparent and fraud-free election ever.

  • Since they chose to register votes who got a PFD, does this indicate there are 47,000 getting the PFD twice or after they have passed away…??

  • Dominion machines in Alaska is why Prop. 2 passed you have voter fraud in Alaska how do you think all the liberal judges retained their seats everyone I talked to said they voted all of them out

  • It’s simply Democracy in Action, just not how you understand it. Anyway, it’s much easier than renting-a-mob.

  • Damn right, the last election was full of false votes.

  • I wouldn’t put too much faith in what the U.S. Census says. They might be correct, but if so, it is by accident.

  • I was literally shocked at voter turn-out for this election. In the years I worked elections, I never saw such a high percentage of turn-out. Not even close!

  • You are comparing voter registration with an ESTIMATE based on census data. Hardly a clear case of fraud. Very little evidence to make a determination of anything. Is it worth reporting something without having any real data to support it. Seems like another great way to get people angry, which seems at times to be the primary purpose of this publication. This is irresponsible at best.

    • Good points, Matt. Neither the Census or voter registration are “real data”. And sorry you’re angry.

    • “Very little evidence to make a determination of anything. Is it worth reporting something without having any real data to support it.”

      Sounds a lot like the Left’s “Russia!!! Russia!!! Russia!!!” claims which droves months and months of needless investigations and millions of wasted dollars and man hour. Bet you didn’t have a problem with that.

      :Seems like another great way to get people angry, which seems at times to be the primary purpose of this publication.”

      You mean like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNNMSNBCABCCBSNBS et al did? But you didn’t have a problem with that, did you?

  • Online voter registration needs to end. Registering to vote should only be done at the DMV or Elections offices person. That two valid forms of picture ID, Birth Certificate, and two documents showing residence. Such a phone electric bill bank statement.

    • Here! Here!

  • Well as long as everyone is concerned about voter fraud, how in the hell did Anchorage ever get mail-in voting passed without it being put on a ballot that the voters could approve or disapprove. The committee’s that were created to make a recommendation on the issue all had ulterior motives for fraudulent mail-in voting. And now we have no chance of ever liberating Anchorage from the left-Wing kooks who run the city council…

  • This article is an example of using facts, but distorting the truth by omitting important information.

    First, all of the states listed in the Judicial Watch allow citizens to register prior to turning 18. For instance, Colorado permits its residents to register to vote at age 16. Although the U.S. Constitution stipulates that the franchise extends to people who are at least 18 years of age, some states allow registered inhabitants to vote earlier than age 18.

    Second, Ms Downing compares registered voters as of December 3, 2020 to the estimated number of Alaskan 18 and over as of 2019. This skews her statistics somewhat. Additionally, the population of Alaskan residents 18 and over is only an estimate. It is not an exact number.

    Third, a discrepancy between the number of registered voters and the number of citizens legally permitted to vote does not mean fraudulent votes. We live in a very transient country, and Alaska is one of the most transient states. The vast majority of Americans do not bother to tell the states they are leaving to remove them from the list of registered voters. Yet, most often, they do register to vote in their new state. As a result hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans are registered to vote in more than one state. That does not mean they vote in more than one state. Most Americans in this situation, only cast one vote, which is in their new residential state.

    I have a personal example. My Mom, who is a very conservative Republican, lived in, was registered to vote in California until 2019. Near the end of that year she relocated to Arizona. She registered to vote in Arizona and did so in the recent election. She never did inform California that she had left California and she did not request California to remove her name from the registration list. As a result, California had a registered voter that was not legally allowed to vote.

    Alaska has a very large percentage of people who move into the state, register to vote, live in the state for a few years, and then leave, all without notify the state that they are no longer residents. Between 5-7% of Alaska’s population enters and leaves the state every year, according to Alaska’s Department of Labor.

    • And all of what you said opens the vote to potential fraud. It doesn’t mean it will happens, but it doesn’t dissuade it in any way.

    • Thank you!!!!!!!
      See below.

  • Some folks may not realize that the state only purges names off the registered voter list every few years. So that could explain why there are excess numbers of registered voters. Also remember that when you sign up for your PFD they register people 18 and over to vote. So everyone who gets a PFD over 18 is registered.
    Nothing underhanded going on. Someone is just trying to rile everyone up with poorly researched information.
    Check into it.

  • This overvote is exactly how they stuff the ballot box in third world dictatorships. Funny coincidence, Smartmatic software (of Dominion machine fame) was also used in Venezuela and elsewhere to keep dictators in power. Looks like we’ve lost everything because of vote fraud and will never be able to reign in these usurpers peacefully.

    Alaska is now and forevermore a communist “Blue State”.

  • This is the same problem with all States that have more people voting than are registered in the State to vote. Dirty voter rolls. This is how elections are stolen from the people on top of electronic voting machines that are easily manipulated to flip votes!

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