The ERIC voter roll system, which is used in roughly 30 states across the United States, was originally pitched as an effective and efficient way to manage voter registration lists. However, there is strong evidence that this system has been anything but successful.
For instance, in Wisconsin - one of the ERIC-using states - there are currently more than seven million registered voters despite the fact that only approximately four million citizens are eligible to vote. The ironic part of this situation is that Sarah Whitt, Wisconsin's chief elections official and a staunch advocate for the use of ERIC, was hired by ERIC itself after performing such exemplary work in her state.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the ERIC system has been widely ineffective. This system is outdated and inefficient, completely failing to meet its intended purpose of cleaning up voter rolls. Despite this clear deficiency, the Democratic Party apparatus continues to promote it. Today, dozens of states have adopted the ERIC system - yet voter rolls are now more bloated with phantom voters than ever before in US history.
For those who aren't familiar with what the ERIC system is, it is the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) that has been praised for its ability to improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase voter participation. However, there are also concerns that the ERIC system is problematic for elections.
One issue is privacy and data security. ERIC collects sensitive voter information from multiple sources, including motor vehicle departments and the Social Security Administration. This creates a risk of data breaches or hacking, which could compromise voters' personal information.
Another concern is the potential for inaccuracies in voter rolls. While ERIC's data-matching process is intended to identify eligible voters who are not yet registered, it can also result in errors that lead to voter disenfranchisement. For example, if someone's name or address does not match across different databases, they may be mistakenly removed from the voter rolls.
There are also questions about whether ERIC represents an effort to centralize and federalize the election process. Some opponents argue that this could undermine states' rights and lead to a less responsive and accountable electoral system. There are valid concerns about its impact on privacy, accuracy, and democratic governance.
Those who are not supportive of the ERIC system have concerns about its potential impact on election integrity and individual privacy rights and rightfully so.
Now, three more states have announced that they're abandoning the system. Those states are Missouri, Florida, and West Virginia. This is a huge step toward reclaiming our elections and making them more secure once again.