Mass Special Election:More than 600,000 on Massachusetts Voter Rolls Had Died or Moved, Nonpartisan Analysis Discovered (Watch out for ACORN)
More than 600,000 on Massachusetts Voter Rolls Had Died or Moved, Nonpartisan Analysis Discovered Monday, January 18, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) - Massachusetts had 116,483 dead people on its voter registration rolls and another 538,567 people who were no longer living at the addresses on their registrations, according to a study released Oct. 28, by Aristotle International Inc., a nonpartisan political technology and data firm.
On Tuesday, Massachusetts will hold a special U.S. Senate election between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown. Polls show a close race.
Alicia Moran, spokeswoman for Aristotle, told CNSNews.com on Monday that people should be cautious about drawing any conclusions from the company’s late October analysis about the quality of the Massachusetts voter registration rolls going into Tuesday’s special U.S. Senate election. That is because states, including Massachusetts, typically do end-of-the-year purges of their voter-registration rolls. Some states, but not Massachusetts, have already provided Aristotle with updated voter registration rolls.
“Massachusetts hasn’t released numbers to us, but other states have,” Moran said Monday.
The office of the secretary of state of Massachusetts was closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.
Aristotle did its study by comparing government lists of people who have moved or died with state voter registration rolls. The company has done a similar study of what it calls voter-registration “deadwood” every year since 2000.
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