I was contacted by a sitting member of a county Board of Elections (which shall remain unnamed). I thought it would be enlightening to share part of the exchange with Civitas Review readers.
One of the board members comments:
… It should be noted that NC is generally voter fraud free (Wake County had 3 Democrat and 1 Republican cases of double voting fraud in 2008). That is 4 reported cases out of over 4,000,000 voters. MN, PA, CA, FL have had recent newsworthy fraud cases. The subject of fraud is likely to get big as the emotion packed Nov. 6, 2012 election draws near….
Part of my response:
Thank you very much for forwarding me this email – I must say that reading it got me riled up. While I appreciate your opinion, I could not disagree with you more!
I believe that your suggestion that "NC is generally voter fraud free" is naïve, at best. The only difference between NC and other states (a list much longer than you have suggested) that have worked to discover, investigate and prosecute voter fraud, is that our State Board does not work to discover, investigate and prosecute fraud. Our State Board (members and staff) have worked long and hard with the legislature and liberal advocacy groups to pass, collectively, the most liberal and deliberately obscure election laws in the nation. They have succeeded in creating a system that makes it virtually impossible to detect fraud. We should expect more than an "honor system" that requires "self policing" to protect to our precious votes.