You are correct. Here's the problem (this isn't directed at you): Any attempts to clean up the voting lists are met with screams of conspiracy crap. "Cross Check!!!!!"
#23 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
Could it be because Cross Check is insanely inaccurate?
Cross Check goes by First and Last Name and Birth Date only. Different Social Security Numbers? Oh well, it doesn't compare those. 1,500 miles apart? Doesn't matter. Different Middle Name? Absolutely doesn't matter.
If I have 226 people with the same first and last name, the chances are 50/50 at that point they will have the same birthday down to month, day and year. Common names are insanely found to have false positives because we have SO MANY PEOPLE with the same first and last name. You can imagine how many Steve Smiths or Daniel Johnsons there are. Hell, I have the same first and last name and same exact full birth date as two people in the town of 150,000 I grew up in. And my name isn't that common.
Worse, last names in minority communities are far less diverse. So they tend to have far more false positives. You could not guess how many Josue Garcias there are.
And it gets better. If I vote as Victor Johnson in one state and Vic Johnson in another state even with the same birthday and social security number, the system doesn't catch it.
And this doesn't account for other huge system limitations. It only works on Double Voting Across State Lines. Not in the same state. Only in Federal General Elections. Not in Primaries or Statewide Elections. And not for Deceased People voting.
It's a ------ ------ system but was used to purge a lot of voters.
That said, I'd be happy if they came up with a better system using middle names and social security numbers. The data is out there (I know because I have full access to it).