California DMV Registers 23,000 Voters Incorrectly

Voting BoothsCalifornia’s Department of Motor Vehicles, already under fire for excessively long lines, told Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Wednesday that it made key errors in 23,000 voter registrations filed under the state’s 2017 “motor voter” law.

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In 2015, AB 60 went into effect, granting over one million illegal aliens in the Golden State the ability to apply for driver’s licenses without having their immigration status reported to federal authorities. In 2017, AB 1461, the “motor voter” law, automatically registered Californians to vote when they applied for driver’s licenses unless they were ineligible. State officials reassured the public that non-citizens would not be allowed to register to vote because database safeguards would prevent it.

The 23,000 errant applications did not include any illegal aliens, the DMV says. However, there were other crucial errors, including registering people who had opted out of registration, and registering some people with the wrong party preference.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

The errors, which were discovered more than a month ago, happened when DMV employees did not clear their computer screens between customer appointments. That caused some voter information from the previous appointment, such as language preference or a request to vote by mail, to be “inadvertently merged” into the file of the next customer, Shiomoto and Tong wrote. The incorrect registration form was then sent to state elections officials, who used it to update California’s voter registration database.

A small number of the mistakes — officials estimated around 1,600 — involved people who did not intend to register to vote. State officials said no people in the country illegally — who are eligible to get a special driver’s license in California — were mistakenly registered to vote. An unknown number of errors included voters whose political party preferences were changed without their consent. Officials did not provide additional details about the errors they uncovered during a monthlong investigation.

The Associated Press reports that the state will inform voters whose details were entered incorrectly so that they can make corrections. The 23,000 flawed registrations represent a tiny fraction of the 1.4 million who have registered or updated their registrations from the beginning of 2017 through August 5, 2018.

Republican businessman John Cox, who is running against Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor, has made reforming the DMV a key pledge of his campaign.

California is a key battleground in the 2018 elections, where Democrats are targeting seven Republican-held congressional seats. A few votes in each could sway the overall national result and bring back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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  1. Solution is easy: Do not count any State’s ELECTORAL votes until their voter data bases are verified secure. So liberal Kaliforniastan and their 60-70 electoral votes are meaningless.

  2. Brenda Torres says

    You still think Government ran HealthCare is a good idea?!!!

  3. These are not mistakes. The mere fact that some counties like San Francisco have more registered voters than their population shows there is NO voter system integrity.

  4. “The 23,000 errant applications did not include any illegal aliens, the DMV says”. How would they know? “State officials reassured the public that non-citizens would not be allowed to register to vote because database safeguards would prevent it.” Prove it, show me the database files and fields. Don’t just say what’s easy. Somebody really needs to take a flat file and data dictionary (bet they don’t have a good one) from the DMV and see what’s there. Heck, I’ll do it!

  5. Sounds to me as though DMV computer software is corrupted. Had to
    renew my license in August and the drivers test was on touch-screen
    computers that never worked properly, and the drivers test was not the same as in their handbook. Leads one to surmise that the whole system
    is in need of proper software or maintenance; You know, like the State
    maintains the highways.

  6. When this is fully investigated it will be found that this is part of a scheme to (1) Keep Democrats in power forever and (2) eventually turn California back to Mexico in return for making the Governor “Eternal,” for the term of his life.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  7. California allows and ENCOURAGES ILLEGAL mexicans to vote, THAT IS A FACT. I work at the DMV and IF you don’t think Illegal mexicans voted then I have some swamp land in Florida I want to sell you. California has Dead people, felons and made up people who vote Socialist communist Democrate for the FREE STUFF THEY GET off of California taxpayers…Vote for Republicans in November and tell these SCUM SUCKING DEMWTS….YOUR FIRED ASSWIPE

  8. This might be the most important vote you cast in November:
    Mark Meuser for Secretary of State – to restore election integrity
    (This and Yes on 6 – Repeal the Gas Tax !)

  9. bahahahahahaha and the DMV tells us that “for sure” no illegals can vote. This goes along with “no more straws for you!”, “the train to nowhere”, “yes we can turn your electricity off if we want to”, “don’t kill those fish!” etc. This place is a screaming hysterical joke.

  10. Off-topic I know… but I saw this article posted at this morning:
    “CA Atty General Announces Arrests in Bay Area Human Trafficking Case”

    Aside from the obvious horrors of this case, what also struck me is that A.G. Xavier Becerra is suddenly front-and-center on this stuff where he had been completely missing in action before. Must mean he is worried about his opponent in this period before the November election. That he appears to be worried is good news amidst the bad news.

    Support Judge Steven Bailey for Attorney General, donate if you can, he is the real deal.

  11. Better late than never I guess. I’m late on this comment but have to say that in a country that if you go 75 mph in a 70 mph zone that YOU are a CRIMINAL in the eyes of the law and if YOU do not PAY the FINES then YOU will go JAIL. But When Political motives are behind destroying our ” most sacred right of all ” NOTHING and I mean NOTHING is done to those who are committing TREASON and attempting to OVERTHROW OUR COUNTRY THROUGH VOTER FRAUD.
    WHERE ARE THE FEDS ?????????????????????????????

    • I’m with you on this — nothing else infuriates me more — and what WOULD infuriated voters more — than taking our vote away, making it meaningless. The Feds tried but were blocked by our own state officials, that we arguably elected, who wouldn’t cooperate because they were “resisting” all things Trump, like the silly fools that they are.
      That’s why we must elect Mark Meuser for Secty of State in November

  12. Oh I’m QUITE sure that this was just an innocent mistake…like hell…
    This is Alex Padilla’s participation in the Democratic party machine’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise American , Republican voters (and some independents, too) from voting in a properly managed electoral system.
    This is treasonous behavior and the saddest part is, most Californians are blissfully or willfully ignorant of this systematic assault on their voting rights…
    The DMV has too much influence over voting matters in California and a wholesale shakeup is required.
    Now I wish we hadn’t voted with our feet, but I encourage all of you to vote for Mark Meuser and Steven Bailey this November…
    Take back California from the corrupt Democrats, people!!!

  13. So where is the Attornies General office on this ?????????? Perhaps a RICO investigation is in order or a Congressional investigation into “Voter Tampering” as others have cited……… Motor Voter my butt! 🙁

    • You mean California Atty General Xavier Becerra? Where is he?
      Here’s where he is: He’s suing Pres. Trump, many times. It’s all symbolism and a gigantic waste of time and money, and he’s doing it with your taxpayer dollars.

  14. Can the California government do anything right?

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