Time for a Federal investigation of the Marion County Election Board

So the Marion County (Indiana) Election Board is sending, scattershot, applications for absentee ballots to people who don’t live at the addresses the applications are being mailed to.

This is a scandal that nobody will report, especially not the Gannett Star (or whoever owns the local rag these days).

My mother hasn’t lived in this house for 14 years, but lo and behold, we received an absentee ballot application for her.  (Notably, neither my wife nor I did, but we had both applied online a couple of days before — although in the grand scheme of bulk mailings, that’s not long enough for us to have been removed from the mailing list for something received only a couple of days later.)

My mother, on the other hand, received at her senior apartment an application for someone we’ve never heard of before.  She’s lived in that apartment for two years and it was empty for a while before she moved into it, so…

We keep being stymied in Indiana by federal courts that say we (the state) can’t remove people from the voter rolls without notification.  We (personally we) have returned to the Marion County Election Board multiple items over the last 14 years that were addressed to my mother, with an explanation that she had moved out of this house to another address in the county and was registered to vote there.  Yet my mother continued to appear on the paper voting rolls in our precinct right up to the election before last.  (I have no idea if she’s still on the precinct’s voting roll because they no longer use the paper rolls — you now sign in on a computer terminal.)  And we’ve complained to the precinct workers at every election since the primary in 2006 that she no longer lived in the precinct and should be removed from the roll.

Far from there being no evidence of voter fraud in Indiana, there’s been plenty of it, even if the Democrats don’t want to admit it.  (South Bend, for instance, had a big case of it not long ago, but South Bend is run by the Democrat machine, so that figures.)

It’s time to clean up the voter rolls in Indiana and across the nation.  It’s time to repeal the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (AKA “motor voter”) and let the states get on with this.