Thousands of People Registered to Vote In Virginia and Other States


Angelique Dunnings is a voter and is shocked to hear about a new report by the website Watchdog.org which shows that over 300,000 people are registered to vote in Virginia and other states.

(MGN Online)

STAUNTON, Va. - Angelique Dunnings is a voter and is shocked to hear about a new report by the website Watchdog.org which shows that over 300,000 people are registered to vote in Virginia and other states.

"I don't feel like my vote counts," says Dunnings,"I definitely think something should be done about it."

This report comes just weeks after another report was issued by the website that shows that there are around 44,000 people who are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

Lisa Wooten is the General Registrar and says that a lot of these numbers are probably people who've moved and just didn't say they were registered to vote in
another state.

"It's the due diligence of the receiving end and the voter themselves to let the officials know, yes I'm registered in another state or no I'm not," says Wooten.

Wooten says that Virginia is currently participating in a crosscheck system with 22 other states, where they check for duplicate registration data and activity.

"if we have activity that is earlier than or later than what that date says, then we pretty much know that they are a resident of Virginia and they should be taken off of the other states," says Wooten.

Either way, it's hard to tell how many out of those 300,000 actually voted, but the site says that around 164 people voted in Virginia and Maryland in 2012.

"that would be election fraud and it would need to be prosecuted," says Wooten.
Election fraud is punishable with up to 10 years in prison in Virginia.

That's something people like Dunnings hope will keep people from voting twice.


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