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 April 23, 2023

Gov. Glenn Youngkin makes move to delete 19K dead voters from the state's rolls

One of the many complaints by those who believe the U.S. election system is compromised, to varying degrees, is the fact that so many deceased voters seem to be on voter rolls across the country. 

According to Breitbart, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) of Virginia is making a massive move to clean up his state's voter rolls, authorizing the removal of some 19,000 deceased voters from the system.

Breitbart noted:

This week, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Susan Beals, appointed by Youngkin last year, announced that close to 19,000 dead registrants were recently discovered on the state’s voter rolls.

The alarming news came after records surfaced from the Virginia Department of Health. The records date back to the 60s and were not previously included in the system.

"After ELECT [Virginia Department of Elections] requested a review of all VDH [Virginia Department of Health] death records going back to 1960, VDH discovered death records that had not been previously shared with ELECT," the state announced, according to The Center Square.

"After additional data analysis by ELECT staff, 18,990 records of registered voters were identified and will be sent to local registrars for processing," it continued.

Not only will the deceased voters be purged from Virginia's system, but new protocols and safeguards will reportedly be put in place to prevent such things from happening the future.

"Maintaining the accuracy and security of our voter list continues to be a top priority for ELECT as the agency transitions to the new statewide voter registration system," Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Susan Beals said in a statement.

Beals added: "Through new mechanisms for updating our voter rolls, the department is working towards a best-in-class data voter registration list with the most accurate data available."

In addition to the new protocols, Virginia voters will now be able to report dead loved ones by using their obituaries.

Voter registers in the state will also soon have access to a national database to help weed out deceased voters.

Virginia is typically known as a Democratic voter state in most elections, although Youngkin's victory changed the outlook on that in a meaningful way.

Hopefully, other states with thousands or more deceased voters on their rolls will follow Virginia's lead, as it's something that we shouldn't have to worry about with modern technology.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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