Under state and federal rules, inactive voters -- those who failed to respond to two mailings and have not cast ballots in the past two federal elections -- should be purged from county voter lists.
"Almost all counties have removed their inactive voters, but Marion County elected not to remove 88,210 who have been inactive since at least 2004," Tusing said. "We notified them that they weren't in compliance with Indiana and federal law, but they did not heed our notice." He said that as many as 30,000 voters on the Marion County list could be deceased, and many others might have moved from the county.
However, the point is moot now, Tusing said, because voter lists cannot be purged within 90 days of the election.
"I am not going to say this anomaly is exclusive of any inappropriate behavior," he said, "but we would hope that those on the ground in Marion County are working hard to prevent any inappropriate behavior."
This is simply inexcusable not to purge these 88,210 registrants from the rolls. What is the point of the protection against fraud in the law if Beth White can simply ignore it? This simply encourages the same people in the Marion County Democratic Party who are inclined to steal votes to ply their trade. And don't use the Voter ID law to say in person fraud can't occur. In some heavily Democratic precincts in Marion County, the Voter ID law has never been followed and will most likely be ignored once again this election. More importantly, fraud can more easily occur in absentee voting. Voter ID does nothing to stop fraud with absentee ballots. Beth White has been one of the most partisan clerk's in recent memory. Earlier this week, she was questioned for encouraging Marion County voters during a TV news interview to come in and vote early at the Clerk's Office if they wanted preferential seating for Obama's campaign rally at the state fairgrounds on Wednesday.