44,000 Voters Registered In Virginia and Maryland

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. - A roll check found that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland which raises concerns for voter fraud.

Amanda Dimeo is the General Registrar for Staunton.

She says that many states crosscheck registered voters to make sure a voter actually lives in the state in which they're registered.

"Last year we did a cross check in Virginia under the law, which required to cross check their records with multiple states. I don't believe Maryland was apart of that which is probably why it's coming up now," says Amanda DiMeo who's the General Registrar for Staunton. "We just compare their records with our records to see if they match and then we go look at their vote history to go see if they actually voted in both places."

If a duplicate voter is found, that voter could be purged in that state, barring them from voting until they register again.

She tells us those 44,000 duplicates are most likely just students or people who have moved.

"You really need to look, how many people voted in two places, because that's very small chance," says Dimeo.

In fact, it is believed that around 164 people voted in both states, but this does leave many people concerned on who's making sure their vote really counts.

"It makes me feel like my vote isn't important, if people are capable of voting twice, then they're getting more of a voice then the people who are voting one time," says Zonya Jones who is a registered voter.

The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating the situation.

They also plan to look for more duplicate voters in other surrounding states.


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