Pasco County’s Supervisor of Elections is calling allegations by a ballot integrity group untrue.
True the Vote, which is based in Houston, Texas, compared voter registration rolls in Maryland and Florida and found possible interstate double voting by 127 voters, three of which are based in Pasco.
"After our cooperative investigation with
the State of Maryland, it was clear
that although these individuals were dually registered, they were not casting
more than one ballot," Pasco Supervisor Brian E. Corley said in a prepared statement. "With the factual information we received from Maryland, we are now able to follow the list maintenance procedures on these voter records as statutorily prescribed."
Two of the Pasco voters had not voted in the Sunshine State since 2008, with the third never having cast a ballot in either state, according to the elections office.
Here is True the Vote's response from President Catherine Engelbrecht:
True the Vote is currently working to understand the apparent inconsistencies between Florida’s statewide voter registration system and Pasco County’s records. According to County officials, the state of Florida requires counties to provide voter data that recognizes both tabulated and non-tabulated ballots cast by voters; including absentee ballots arriving after the election deadline. Essentially this means that an individual's voter file may not be the same when comparing county to state data, because the county does not include non-tabulated ballots in its voter rolls and the state does. True the Vote will continue researching the matter to isolate other possible examples of such inconsistent record keeping.
True the Vote is proud that our database matching was found to be completely accurate when identifying those registered more than once and that Pasco County is moving forward with its federal list maintenance procedures and requirements.