Shalleck: ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Voter Fraud (VIDEO)

About a dozen residents spoke before the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Monday asking for action to prune voter rolls in the wake of a statement by a watchdog group that found the county has more registered voters than voting age adults.

The organization Judicial Watch believes Montgomery County, and jurisdictions in 10 other states, are not conducting reasonable maintenance of its voter lists, which allows

“Dirty election rolls can mean dirty elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement earlier this month.

He said his organization would sue if the states fail to take steps to remove dead, moved or “non-citizen voters” from voter rolls.

Elections Board President James Shalleck told the room, “Voter fraud is totally unacceptable. We have zero, zero tolerance for any voter fraud.”
The board then received a presentation on the process used to clean out the voter rolls, which includes deaths from the Social Security Administration and information from the court system when individuals say they cannot serve on juries because they are not U.S. citizens.

Shalleck said the board had removed nearly 76,000 names from the voter rolls since June 2015.

Following state and federal guidelines, it can take four years – two general elections – before a name can be removed from the county’s list of voters.

Outside the meeting, Dan McHugh, vice president of the Montgomery County Young Republicans, said: “I believe that many of the reasons that we’re in the situation we are with the voter rolls here is predictable with many of the … O’Malley Administration.”

He claimed a law that gave drivers license to illegal immigrants also gave them the ability to register to vote.

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