Voter math in East St. Louis

October 26, 2013 

ACCORDING TO THE director of the East St. Louis Board of Election, in 2009 there were 22,986 registered voters. A purge removed 2,604 from the voter roll, lowering the number of registered voters to 20,382.

In 2011, the city had 22,266 registered voters. The difference in numbers of registered voters from 2009 to 2011 is 720. After the purge in 2009 and 2011, 1,884 people were registered. Therefore, the 1,884 people who were registered in 2010-2011 show major signs of fraudulent voting.

Because purging occurs every two years, 2,604 names were purged in 2009 and 3,294 were purged in 2011, the total purged would have been 5,898 removed. With the removal of 5,898 names from the voter registration, the Board of Election would have been marginally compliant with 16,368 voters in the city, not 22,266. If an investigation of their voter registration card along with the person who registered them were conducted, this might uncover a massive voter fraud scandal. There needs to be an investigation and interviews with all who registered in 2010 and 2011.

It is obvious that you need not live in the city to register or vote as long as you can produce an address and support the Democratic Club candidates. Allowing six to 15 people to register at a single address throughout the 25 precincts and 32 registered at a particular address without the Board of Elections scrutiny is not providing citizens with honest and fair elections.

Dorothy Joshway

East St. Louis

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