During the Moment of Truth Summit, the subject of cast vote records was a major topic of discussion. The State of the States portion of the summit highlighted these voter rolls while discussing irregularities. Mike Lindell and Peggy Hubbard talked about the efforts to get cast vote records as some states resist handing over these documents. Without a doubt, getting cast vote records are important to solving election fraud. But why?
What Are Cast Vote Records?
According to a few sources, Cast Vote Record (CVR) is:
an aggregated ballot-level data on ballots counted, consisting of a single record for each ballot tabulated, showing the manner in which the voting system interpreted and tabulated the voter’s markings on the ballot, as adjudicated and resolved by election judges, if applicable.
These records reflect the selections that a voter made. However, the aggregated data only has the selections. Most of this CVR is connected to voter rolls. Voter rolls are the official record of state residents that are eligible to vote and where these ballots can be cast. This data includes an address for each eligible voter as well.
Importance of Voter Rolls
According to Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), accurate voter rolls are essential for honest elections. An accurate record allows for officials to detect fraud quickly through this data. This is because the data gives real-time information about the ratio between votes and candidate trends. As a result, it is easier to see irregularities in the ballots.
For example, one of the biggest irregularities during the 2020 elections was based on the Law of Large Numbers. According to the statistical law, “the average large number of trials should be close to the expected value and tends to become closer to the expected value as more trials are performed.”
In easy terms, the expected value should be more consistent as more trials are performed. In terms of an election, it is like having multiple 100 voting blocks of Red and Blue voters. Statistically, each succeeding block should be about the same because the voters should be random and eventually lead to expected average. However, the 2020 election violated the Law of Large Numbers. During the voting process, large groups of votes for a specific candidate were counted and continued that pattern. This is just one of the many trends that CVR can calculate. However, there is little to no transparency regarding these voter rolls.
Transparency and Responsibility for Cast Vote Records and Rolls
As you can see, the data collected through CVR can be an effective countermeasure against voter fraud and keep elections honest. However, there is a lack of transparency in regard to these records. While some counties are open to sharing voter rolls, others have been fighting against revealing this data. Many of these states argue that this would make private votes open for public inspection; violating vote secrecy.
This is a consideration for the voter rolls, however, the CVR does not keep the scanned image which protects the secrecy of the vote. Furthermore, these records have key data points that should be reviewed to protect the integrity of the election. Yet, accurate voter rolls are just as important. There needs to be assigned responsibility for these voter rolls. To that end, states need to constantly update and maintain them. That means effectively removing individuals who have moved or died.
As seen at the Moment of Truth Summit the battle to get the Cast Vote Records is being done at a state by state, county by county level. Please join the efforts being made to ensure fair elections in your state and our country.