Recount? 1 in 7 Illinois Counties Has More Voters Than Adults
Via NewsMax.com: One in 7 counties in Illinois has more voters on the electoral rolls than the number of adult residents the U.S. Census tallied, a new study has found. The state’s Board of Elections is trying to determine why the figures in 14 counties are so out of whack, according to the Quad-Cities Dispatch-Argus.
The northwestern Illinois paper, which covers two of the counties, reports that there are 125,875 registered voters in Rock Island County, but only 114,359 residents over 18.
Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney said there could be several reasons for the discrepancies. “People move out of Rock Island County, and nobody notifies us,” she said. “People die and no one notifies us.”
The report also shows Mercer County has 14,295 registered voters, while Census numbers show the county has only 12,714 residents age 18 or older. “We have to purge our records sometime this summer,” Mercer County Clerk Phyllis Bewley said. Ms. Bewley said the discrepancy doesn’t mean any foul play has taken place.
Riiiiight…..No foul play. ACORN may not be involved but their track record might suggest otherwise. Coincidence? I’m sure ACORN would be proud.