A post with an image showing discrepancies in numbers regarding the number of registered voters and projected votes in the American states is going viral. It is being claimed that the turnout in the 2020 US Presidential election is more than 100% in some of the states. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Numbers of projected votes for few States in US Presidential Election 2020 is greater than registered voters.
Fact: These are not official statistics regarding the registered voters. As per the official data provided on the respective state election commission website, the actual number of registered voters is more than the projected votes in each of the states. Even these figures are subject to changes as some states allow voters to register even on the election day. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
According to a tweet on the official Twitter handle of Wisconsin Election Commission, as of 01 November 2020, the state had 3,684,726 active registered voters. Also, the state provides the facility of voter registration on election day, which means that the voter registration numbers some counties report in their unofficial results are not a true indicator of registration. Also, their tweet categorically stated that there are never more ballots than registered voters.
According to official statistics provided on Pennsylvania state election commission website, there are 9,091,371 voters registered by county and 9,091,130 registered voters by the congressional districts.
As per Nevada state election commission, there are 2,032,450 total voters registered by county and party. Even voters in Nevada can register on election day, due to which the number of voters on the website may not reflect the actual registered voters.
According to state election commission of North Carolina, there are 7.36 million registered voters whereas the total ballots cast are 5.49 million. This means the state registered 74.6 voter turnout. However these numbers are also subject to change after results are finalized.
According to official statistics, Michigan voter registration by county stands at 7,748,541. Voters in Michigan also can register for voting on the election day which means that the voter registration numbers some counties report in their unofficial results are not a true indicator of registration.
As per Georgia state election commission statistics, there are 7,233,584 registered voters in the state.
According to data provided by the office of Minnesota Secretary of State related to voter registrations, there are 3,588,563 registered voters as of 02 November 2020. Even Minnesota allows voter registrations on election day which means the data provided is tentative.
To sum it up, false numbers are being shared the number of registered voters in few States for the US Presidential Election 2020 to claim that the turnout is greater than registered voters.