Election watchdog challenges more names, offers online training By Michael Swartz | Examiner.com
The good-government advocate group Election Integrity Maryland took another step forward in their effort to cull out errors in the Maryland voter registration database, announcing a challenge to over 1,000 more registrations in Montgomery County. Generally the group has found fault with duplicate names at the same address, but has also found voters registered at addresses which are vacant lots and a lack of attention to removing deceased voters from the rolls.
“We have asked all of the Boards to keep us apprised of the progress they make to ensure that Maryland’s voter rolls are up-to-date prior to the next election,” said EIM president Cathy Kelleher.
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Voter Roll Irregularities Alleged in Baltimore County
By Bryan P. Sears | Reisterstown Patch
The voter rolls of Baltimore County contain the registrations of deceased voters as well as voters registered to duplicate and invalid addresses, according to a Maryland voter fraud watchdog organization.
Election Integrity Maryland Friday submitted a challenge to 828 voter registrations because of alleged irregularities.
“We’re bringing these to [the county Board of Elections] in the hopes it will make it easier for them to remove these registrations,” said Cathy Kelleher, president of the non-profit, non-partisan organization. “We’re trying to help the system,” she said.
Kelleher said that the irregularities, in some cases, could allow a voter to cast ballots in two different locations.
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Founders Appear on NPR’s All Things Considered
Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) founders Cathy Kelleher and Cathy Trauernicht were interviewed on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered program. Additionally, NPR has posted an article about EIM’s efforts to uncover voter fraud on their website. The audio of the interview and excerpt from the article follow.
Full article at NPR.
Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud
by Pam Fessler
As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems.
They’re also training poll watchers to monitor this fall’s elections.
Leaders of the effort — spawned by the Tea Party movement — say they want to make sure that elections are free from voter fraud. But critics say it’s part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.
Cathy Kelleher and Cathy Trauernicht say that’s not true. They’re founders of Election Integrity Maryland, one of the groups involved. They call themselves concerned citizens. Read full story at NPR