More Eligible Voters in Michigan Than Population Size

By Penny Zhou
Penny Zhou
Penny Zhou
November 11, 2020 Updated: November 12, 2020

The swing state of Michigan is showing a high vote registration rate, according to calculations based on census and state voting data.

That state’s population is 9,986,857 as of July 2019 according to the newest U.S. Census released last December.

The estimation of its 2020 population by World Population Review was around 10,045,000.

Census data shows that the state has just under 80 percent of the population over the age of 18. Unless the state’s age group changed dramatically in less than a year, its voting-age population should be around 7.8 million.

But according to the state’s voter information center, there are over 8.1 million registered voters in the 2020 election.

That makes the state’s voter registration rate over 100 percent. There are about 240,000 more registered voters than the state’s voting-age population.

That hasn’t even taken into account that some of the population are immigrants who haven’t been naturalized into U.S. citizens.

Research by government watchdog Judicial Watch published in September alleges that 353 U.S. counties in 29 states have their voter registration rates exceeding 100 percent.

That’s about 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens.

The study collected the most recent registration data posted online by the states themselves.

Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people confirmed or suspected dead have returned their mail-in ballots to vote in Michigan.

That’s according to an analysis of state election data. The analysis was provided by Big Data Poll to NTD’s sister media, The Epoch Times.

It shows that about 9,500 voters confirmed dead through the Social Security Death Index are marked in the state’s mail voting database as having returned ballots.

In addition, another nearly 2,000 are 100 years old or more and aren’t listed as known living centenarians.

The data indicates that somebody else was trying to vote on behalf of these people.

A Michigan secretary of state spokesperson told The Epoch Times that, “Ballots of voters who have died are rejected in Michigan, even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day.”

But the director of Big Data Poll, Richard Baris, is not convinced, saying that while he is open to the idea some were rejected, he’s not open to any outright dismissal they all were rejected.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads in Michigan by less than 150,000 votes.

The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in the state to halt vote counting until Republican observers are granted adequate access.

Michigan’s GOP-led legislature is investigating allegations of election irregularities.

From NTD News

Penny Zhou