Seems reasonable. If you’re dead you shouldn’t vote.
The law requires registrations to be cancelled when voters fail to respond to address confirmation notices and then fail to vote in the next two general federal elections. In 2018, the Supreme Court confirmed that such removals are mandatory.
In July, Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit against New York State and New York City election officials for failing to remove potentially hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters from New York City’s voter registration rolls - as federal law requires. The lawsuit details how New York City removed only 22 names over six years. In all, “more than 600,000 voting-age citizens, per year, are estimated to have changed residence in New York City during the five-year period from 2016 through 2020.”
And NY City must be the healthiest place in the world since almost no one appears to have died and needed to be removed from the voter rolls.
Judicial Watch notes that “Yates County, one of the smallest counties in New York, with a current total registration of about 14,500 voters” made 1,251 removals under this NVRA provision during the same six-year period.
Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections, and New York City’s rolls are some of the dirtiest in the country,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
New York City’s may be “some of the dirtiest” but not the only one.
In February, 2022, Judicial Watch announced that it settled its lawsuit against North Carolina and two of its counties after they removed over 430,000 ineligible names from the voter rolls.
A 2020 letter from Judicial Watch to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania led to the removal of 69,000 outdated registrations.
Kentucky began cleaning up hundreds of thousands of old registrations in 2019 after it too entered into a consent decree in 2018 to end another Judicial Watch lawsuit.
California also settled a NVRA lawsuit with Judicial Watch that requires the removal of as many as 1.6 million inactive names from Los Angeles County’s voter rolls.
In October 2020, Judicial Watch released a study that found 353 counties in twenty-nine states had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. (More voter registrations than citizens old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%.)
Bloated voter rolls don’t automatically mean voter fraud but they indicate that the opportunity for voter fraud is there. In the 2020 election, adding bloated voter rolls to the practice of ballots being mailed to all registered voters further compounded the opportunity.
Even though New York City intentionally ignored the NVRA, the ethics of the political bosses in New York City – such as former mayor Bill DiBlasio - are so beyond question that they would never have taken advantage of this gigantic opportunity for voter fraud in 2020. (Sarcasm intended.) Ditto for the political bosses in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Newark NJ, etc.