City of Compton voter rolls updated by LA County Registrar’s Office


City of Compton residents can claim victory after receiving good news from the Los Angeles County Registrar & Recorders Office.  Hundreds of voters have been either cancelled or labeled inactive, in time for the June 2, 2015, run-off elections.  Residents have long cried foul when it came to the voter rolls and the subsequent winners those votes yielded.  Despite a legal obstacle in Jackson v Godwin, a powerful letter confirmed what residents knew all along.  Voter fraud could be occurring in the city.

In the April 2013 primary, the Los Angeles Wave ran articles, which have since been removed, about voter ballots being found at a bin at a local US Post Office in city limits.

After the final votes were tallied, residents weren’t satisfied with the results.  They spent hours in Downey, CA, combing through voter registration cards. They would gather there findings and submit to the court as part of former treasurer candidate Jasper Jackson’s lawsuit.

Related article:  Court Case updates: City of Compton 

The judge threw out the case but the residents pressed on.

The June 2013 run-off yielded a major shift in the dais’ makeup and the city awoke to a new mayor and two council members.  The incumbents maintained their seats as City Clerk and Treasurer.

Shortly thereafter, a letter came down from Jackie Lacey’s office, which stated all of the council were under investigation and the LA County District Atty’s office was seeking information related to the recent election.

Related article:  Compton mayor responds to Dist. Atty’s inquiry 

At the city council meeting on May 26, 2015, a letter was read from the recorders office verifying that over half of the approx 40,000 registered voters were not valid.

Election results for both the April and June 2013 have been removed from the city’s website.  Good thing we are in possession of the unofficial election results.  You can view the letter from Dean Logan below.

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Janet West says:

    From an Election Integrity Project Report:
    “The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed by Congress on October 29, 2002. Among many things, it mandated that states with voter registration requirements for federal elections implement a “single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive, computerized statewide voter registration list” that is defined, maintained and administered at the state level. This single database is required to list every legally registered voter in the state and is to be the official record of all registered voters. … Yet after more than a decade, California holds the distinction of being the only state without a HAVA-required central voter registration database. … Latest
    VoteCal Contract Awarded to Failed Designer CGI … Though the MOA required VoteCal to be “expedited”, present plans call for it not to be implemented until at least mid-2016, a dozen years after compliance required by HAVA. … Given these developments, EIP has serious concerns about if, when, and how VoteCal will be implemented. … List maintenance which varies by county causes citizens to bear unequal risks of mistakes and fraud based on the county in which each resides. This report will also show deficiencies in cross-county list maintenance resulting from the state’s lack of centralized voter list maintenance. … Despite the state’s deficiencies in voter list maintenance and no HAVA database, Governor Brown authorized an on-line registration system that launched on September 19, 2012 one month before the October 22 registration cut-off date for the general election. News reports at that time suggested that on-line registration was implemented to boost college-age registrations and help pass the Proposition 30 tax increase that was on the ballot. More than 500,000 Californians registered on line, many on or near the October 22, 2012 deadline. … However, EIP does not know the extent of voting fraud that it cannot measure, such as non-citizen and felony voting, impersonation of ‘non-voters’ on the active rolls and voting by ‘non-existent’ persons committing registration fraud.”

  2. Robert Ray says:

    Why is part of this letter blacked out? And, until I can get a revised copy of the voter list to compare it with the list that I currently have in my possession, I won’t believe what this letter says. Last year Lynn Boone, Jasper Jackson and I had a meeting with the folks in Norwalk and we were promised an audit of the voter list for the entire city would take place then. We are still waiting for that to happen. I do not trust anything being done today by anyone at the rrcc’s office in Norwalk!

    • Admin says:

      Document has been updated to be clearer for you to view.

      • Michael Hill says:

        Thanks for the update. We’ve been expecting this to finally happen. I got my late mom’s name removed finally too. Easy to get a list from the senior center and elsewhere and since no ID is legally required at polling places, I’ve been courteous enough to show my ID, even though not requested when I’ve voted in recent times. It’s been a huge concern and seems it’s been finally vetted. Compton deserves this and now we can breathe easier knowing that the security hole has been addressed. This city is full of sketchy characters who would take advantage of such a long standing problem that affects all of us desiring a fair and legal process to proceed without issues. Voters deserve fairness and integrity at the polls. Now on to the final chapter for this highly contested two races we’re facing on June 2nd. There are always doubters in the ranks. Yet I have to believe this will make a key difference in the outcome for everyone this election. I appreciate your website, since it’s inception. God Bless.

        • Melissa says:

          What happeed to the days of poll workers living in the precinct they are working? That would be a huge help too, especially with the number of residents out of work. ID wouldn’t be needed because you know who your neighbor(s) are.

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