Cheng Xiaonong: Doubtful ballots determine presidential election results?

The democratic system is based on the honest and upright behaviour of gentlemen, which creates political trust in the democratic election results of the whole society. However, if someone maliciously takes advantage of this long-standing political trust in society to break the law, it is entirely possible for someone to exploit the loopholes of the democratic electoral system in order to manipulate the election results. The phenomenon of 650,000 suspicious voters in Michigan in this year’s U.S. presidential election is a case in point.

I. Behind the votes in key states in the U.S. presidential election

The U.S. presidential election ended on November 3, but a number of controversies and even lawsuits over election fraud occurred in the days following the election in a number of key states that were hotly contested by both parties, and by November 7, election results across the country were still confusing. Seven states were sticky in this election, particularly in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Whether the series of election frauds that took place in this election will sway the outcome of the presidential election is now casting growing concern on many voters in the United States.

A video of former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s remarks appeared on the Internet on November 5, and in addressing the public and the media, he said, “We firmly believe that many of the so-called mail-in ballot voters are not eligible to vote. We have received numerous reports of irregular ballot situations from around the state over the past many days.”

The reports of election fraud, as he calls them, have come in from a number of states, mostly in response to incidents at election sites, or questions about the identity of individual voters. These reports can turn into election litigation that needs to be dealt with in district court, but they can also be swamped by administrators. So the cumulative number of individual reports does not necessarily produce timely corrections to election statistics. The Republican campaign has filed multiple judicial lawsuits on Nov. 4 over the vote count, asking Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania to suspend the continued counting of ballots until they allow team observers to meaningfully observe and monitor the opening and counting of ballots; and asking Wisconsin to recount the ballots.

In addition, FOX News reported Nov. 6 that Antrim County, Michigan, discovered that the vote counting software Dominion counted 6,000 Republican ballots as Democratic votes, according to the report. Forty-seven of the state’s 83 counties use the software, and further information is pending on whether a similar error has occurred.

In fact, the election fraud phenomenon is not only in the election site and ballot software, there are some public display of vulnerabilities reveal obvious election fraud problem, Michigan’s suspicious voters as an example.

II – 650,000 Suspect Voters in Michigan.

Michigan has seen a significant over-representation of registered voters over the number of legal voters this year, a phenomenon that could affect the important question of whether the votes of illegal voters are valid.

U.S. citizens are eligible to vote once they reach the age of 18 and complete the voter registration process. Normally, data on a state’s resident population can be found through the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census website, which includes the percentage of the population under the age of 18. Thus, subtracting non-voters under 18 years of age from the state’s population data gives a voting age population (voting age population) that has reached 18 years of age. However, the census data includes foreign immigrants, who need to be subtracted from the voting age population. The American Immigration Council publishes state-by-state data on the immigrant population, which usually includes the percentage of immigrants who have naturalized as U.S. citizens, which allows it to calculate the number of unnaturalized aliens in the immigrant population residing in each state. By subtracting the state’s voting-age population from the unnaturalized aliens, we get the legal voter population.

At this point the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau data on Michigan’s population is that there were 9,986,857 residents in the state on July 1, 2019, with 21.5 percent of the population under the age of 18. This extrapolates to a voting-age population of 7,758,657 in Michigan. According to the American Immigration Council, the number of foreign immigrants in the state is about 7 percent of the total population, of which about 60 percent have naturalized as U.S. citizens. So, subtracting the unnaturalized aliens from the 7.76 million eligible voting population, Michigan’s legal voting population is 7,479,025. That’s the maximum number of legal voters in the state this year.

However, online, the number of registered voters in Michigan this year is 8,127,040; that is, there are 648,015 more registered voters than legal voters in the state and 108.66% more registered voters than legal voters. In any case, the number of registered voters cannot exceed the state’s legal voting population, nor should it.

A comparison with the number of legal voters and the number of registered voters in previous years in Michigan also reveals a significant anomaly in the number of registered voters in 2020. According to the Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s published numbers of voter registrations and turnout in the state for previous years, Michigan’s 2016 combined age voting population was 7,737,250 (probably not discounting aliens not entitled to vote in the U.S.) and the number of registered voters was 7,514,055. Using the above calculations I get the state’s combined voting age population in 2020 as 7,758,657, an increase of 2.8 per 1,000 from 2016, 21,407, which appears to be normal; and the state’s 2020 registered voter population of 8,127,040, an increase of 613,000 from 2016’s registered voter population of 7,514,055, an increase of 8.16 per cent. There is clearly something suspicious about the fact that the population has increased only slightly, while the number of registered voters has increased abnormally and dramatically. It can be judged that the abnormal increase in the number of registered voters in Michigan has largely occurred in 2020.

According to information released by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, the number of registered voters in Michigan has historically jumped up or down in numbers, and that’s due to changes in laws related to voting rights. For example, there was once a law that disenfranchised people who hadn’t voted in several years. But no similar law was passed nationally in the U.S. or in Michigan in 2020, so this year’s jump in the number of registered voters is not within the realm of normal, legally explainable circumstances.

Third, where did the 650,000 suspicious voters come from?

Where did this extra approximately 9% of the nearly 650,000 registered illegal voters come from?

A current CNN report on the Michigan election guide describes the state’s requirement that voters must first complete a voter registration at their town’s election office, or register online, in order to be eligible to vote; the deadline for voter registration in this year’s general election is October 19; and as long as they are registered voters, they can request a mail-in ballot from their local elections department this year, without having to provide a reason.

Is it possible for the 650,000 registered voters, who are over the legal voter population, to go to the town hall office to complete voter registration in person? If they are children, they do not have proof of identity, such as a car driver’s licence, to register as voters; if they are deceased, as a “ghost population”, they are even less likely to register as voters. From the details of normal voter registration, in the voter registration database of the local government departments, a legal voter can only be registered as one person; the legal voter registration themselves can not be one into two, nor can they pose as a non-existent voter to register again.

And in terms of macro-level demographic changes, the number of eligible voters has increased by only 21,000 over the past four years, and even if they were all registered as voters this year, that would only result in an increase of 21,000 registered voters. Clearly, the 650,000 more registered voters than legal voters in 2020 has nothing to do with natural population growth, but is likely artificially created.

Since it is unlikely that underage children or “ghost populations” will be able to register on site with the government’s election department, it can be inferred that the voter registration activities of the 650,000 illegal voters may be related to the modification of the voter registration database. If someone changes a deceased person or a person under the age of 18, or even a resident of a foreign country, into a registered legal voter this year in the voter registration database, and at the same time requests a mail-in ballot, then a fraudulent ballot is born. As a matter of common sense, the task of fraudulently registering 650,000 underage children or “ghost populations” is not only a lot of work and a clear violation of the law, but it is not something that anyone in their right mind would do without a clear purpose. However, if the goal is to influence the outcome of an election, then the creation of fake voters and their mail-in ballots becomes conceivable.

According to Politico at noon on Nov. 7, 2,790,648 votes were cast for Biden in Michigan compared to 2,644,525 for Trump, with Biden having 146,000 more votes than Trump. Those 650,000 illegal voters could have generated 650,000 fraudulent ballots, enough to dominate the outcome of Michigan’s election if those votes had been concentrated on one presidential candidate.