Group Looks at N.C. Counties’ Suspect Voter Registration Numbers

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), headed up by J. Christian Adams, has sent statutory notice letters to 37 counties in several states – including North Carolina, informing them that they appear to not be complying with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).  Here is an example of the letter sent to election officials in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The PILF news release says that publicly-available data showed that the counties either had “more registered voters than eligible living citizens, or a number of registrants that is implausibly high.”

Below are the North Carolina counties receiving notices – the list includes the top five counties in terms of voter registration in the state. If you live in one of these 12 counties, now is a good time to get involved and contact the members of the local Board to see what is being done about these serious problems.

Brunswick
Buncombe
Cabarrus
Chatham
Dare
Durham
Forsyth
Guilford
Mecklenburg
Orange
Union
Wake

This isn’t the first time PILF has sent notices to counties around the country.

“In August 2015, PILF sent notice letters to 141 counties across the country with more registrants than people alive. PILF has since filed litigation in federal court against two of these counties whose voter rolls had become corrupted.  The first suit, against Clarke County, Mississippi, resulted in a consent decree that will force local election officials to begin removing ineligible voters prior to 2016 election. The other, against Noxubee County, Mississippi, is still pending.

The latest set of letters brings the grand total to 178 counties that may be violating federal law. Recent studies estimate the number of inaccurate or invalid voter registrations may exceed 20 million.”

The PILF release also stated that they had “also asked officials in New Hampshire and Wisconsin to provide information about efforts to detect non-citizens and prevent aliens from participating in elections in those states.”

I just wish they had asked the same question of North Carolina.

How the Liberal Left Reacts to Voter Fraud in NC

James O’Keefe is in town and talking to campaign workers at early voting – the results are chilling. His video illustrates that the progressive Left accepts voter fraud as a “given” in elections and their poll workers are their to advise and accommodate anyone willing to cheat. Remember every illegal voter disenfranchises a legal voter.

The most remarkable thing about this video is – not one person even raises an eyebrow when they are told that the person they are talking to is a non-citizen/illegal and wants to vote!

Florida NBC2 Investigative Reporter Uncovers Voter Fraud

The surprise isn’t that non-citizens are voting in our elections, its that a reporter for a mainstream media news organization is investigating, verifying and reporting on voter fraud.

It really is no surprise that there is voter fraud or that non-citizens register to vote and vote in the U.S. In Florida, as in North Carolina, there is no requirement to prove one’s citizenship in order to register and vote. As in Florida, North Carolina only asks a registrant to check a box, attesting to the fact that they are a citizen – it’s called the honor system.

In the NBC2 news clip, non-citizens admit to voting and one, though she claims she doesn’t know how she is registered, had voted six times. Another voter said that it was “their” fault that he was registered, but the reporter had a copy of his registration form that the voter had signed and it was clear that he had indicated that he was a U.S. Citizen with a check of a box.

Andy Pierrotti, the NBC2 reporter that headed up the investigation, used jury excusal forms and compared them to the voter rolls to find the illegal voters. Something similar was done in North Carolina in 2012.

The video includes a great segment of a “voter/actor” who was almost forced to vote although he kept insisting that he wanted to show his Columbian passport. The former director wanted an investigation into Project Veritas – not so much the illegal voters.

North Carolina took a step toward promoting integrity in elections in the last legislative session. They should now move to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.

Voter Watchdog Group Claims Nearly 400 Dead People Remain on Voter Rolls

(RALEIGH) – The Voter Integrity Project is demanding the Wake County Board of Elections clear its voter rolls of 386 deceased citizens. The group says it matched the voter rolls against the same official death records the state Department of Health and Human Services provides to the State Board of Elections each month.

“North Carolina election law mandates a monthly process for election officials to remove the dead people from the rolls,” says project spokesman Jay DeLancy. “One of the big loopholes in our fraud-friendly election laws is that nobody is held accountable if it doesn’t get done,” he says.

Voter Integrity Project research director John Pizzo says he found similar problems in 2010 in Congressional District 13, which includes Wake County. Pizzo says the election officials were notified and given the names of the deceased found on the rolls then. His team was surprised to find 74 of the names of the deseased given the officials were still on the rolls two years later.

“There may be some other explanation,” says Pizzo, “and I would be interested in hearing it, but I’m beginning to think somebody in that office dropped the ball.”

Volunteers working with the Voter Integrity Project filed similar challenges in two other counties. They notified the Alamance County Board of Elections about 123 names of dead people still on the rolls. Volunteers came up with 77 deceased citizens on the rolls in Halifax County. Similar challenges could be filed in other counties in the coming weeks.

Here’s One for the “There is No Voter Fraud” File

John Fund tells us in his National Review article  about, what the left would probably call, “just a little creative voting” in Cincinnati, Ohio during the 2012 General Election.

It seems that a poll worker (Democrat Melowese Richardson) proudly announced (to a TV station no less) that she had voted twice in her own name.  She also says she voted absentee ballots for her daughter and her brother, among others.  Richardson’s daughter also cast a ballot in person.

Richardson told Channel 9 that she had done nothing wrong and that she will fight the charges for President Obama. Ms. Richardson said, “I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”

SC Attorney General: Hundreds of Dead Citizens Have Voted in Recent Elections

According to South Carolina’s Republican Attorney General,  recent South Carolina elections have featured hundreds of dead citizens voting. From the AP:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s attorney general has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud.

Attorney General Alan Wilson sent details of an analysis by the Department of Motor Vehicles to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

In a letter dated Thursday, Wilson says the analysis found 953 ballots cast by voters listed as dead. In 71 percent of those cases, ballots were cast between two months and 76 months after the people died. That means they “voted” up to 6 1/3 years after their death.

The letter doesn’t say in which elections the ballots were cast.

The analysis came out of research for the state’s new voter identification law. The U.S. Justice Department denied clearance of that law.

Wilson told Nettles he asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate.

This follows an explosive video from New Hampshire which demonstrated the ease with which potential voter fraud can occur without voter ID.

But remember folks-Voter ID requirements are a solution in search of a problem.

Were ECSU Students Pressured to Vote by University Staff?

This story has been all but dismissed by the mainstream press.  Every article I have read contains a couple of paragraphs saying that the Pasquotank Board of Elections met to hear a complaint about Elizabeth City State University students being pressured to vote.  The  articles included a link to the Daily Advance article, but The Daily Advance online version requires a subscription.

ECSU has had its voting and voter registration problems before.  According to the most recent article, Elizabeth City Fourth Ward Councilwoman “Lena Hill-Lawrence said the allegations appear to validate concerns she has raised about ECSU students being told whom to vote for by off-campus groups.”

This particular incident is a good example of how Same-Day Registration (SDR) is open to misuse and abuse – its very existence invites fraud.  In this case the students are not to blame, they were clearly unaware of the requirements to vote and when the law was explained to them they decided not to vote.  According to this report, they were pressured again, this time in the parking lot, to go ahead and register and vote.

This is a transcribed version of the article emailed to me by a Daily Advance subscriber.

By Reggie Ponder – The Daily Advance – Monday, October 10, 2011

The Pasquotank Board of Elections heard allegations Monday that an Elizabeth City State University staff member pressured students to register and vote in today’s Elizabeth City municipal election.

The board took no action other than to hear a report on the incident and explain that the students — or anyone who feels they have been subjected to coercion in voting — have the right to file a complaint with the State Board of Elections.

Elections Director Linda Page said the incident apparently involved an ECSU student who had expressed some ambivalence during one-stop voting about whether to vote in Elizabeth City or in their permanent home county. The student allegedly returned to the parking lot without voting but then was instructed by an ECSU staff member to return to the elections office and vote.

Page said she did not witness the alleged incident. It was reported to her by another elections official who did witness it, she said.

“I wasn’t out there at the time it happened,” Page said.

During an election board meeting Monday afternoon, Deputy Elections Director Bonnie Godfrey described the incident in some detail.

Godfrey said that between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday, a group of young women who are ECSU students came in to the elections office to register and vote. She said that when they began to put their out-of-town addresses on the registration form, she explained they needed to use their campus address and school ID if they wanted to vote in Elizabeth City and Pasquotank elections.

Godfrey said the young women decided not to vote in Tuesday’s election. She said one of the students was met in the parking lot by a woman who threw her arms in the air and yelled “get in there and vote.”

When the students returned to the office, Godfrey said she asked them who the woman in the parking lot was. They told her they were cheerleaders and that the woman was “a coach,” Godfrey said. Godfrey said the students then filled out registration forms.

Lonnie Walton, an ECSU employee who had been in the car in the parking lot, then came inside the Board of Elections. When Godfrey asked him to leave the voting enclosure, she said he asked her for her name and then left.

Godfrey said that later, Mayor Roger McLean’s re-election campaign treasurer, Bert Birdsall, told her he had heard that she had advised students they had a choice about where to vote. She said she told Birdsall that that was correct.

Godfrey said she heard some students say a criminal justice teacher had advised students that they would receive a “100” if they voted. Other students commented that it was “mandatory” that they vote, she said.

Pasquotank Board of Elections Chairman Michele Aydlett explained that the board is not the “elections police” and can’t control what other people are doing.
Board member Betsy Meads agreed and said the only thing the board could do is make Godfrey’s report part of the record. She said it’s important to protect everyone’s personal liberties and she believes “some personal liberties were trounced upon Friday.”

“You have a perfect right not to cast a vote,” Meads said.

It’s important to educate students about voting options “and not force them to do something that they don’t want to do,” Meads said.

Elections board member William Skinner said the students Friday morning did have a choice, since according to Godfrey’s account two of them decided not to vote.
Meads said her concern was that teachers and coaches exert a great deal of influence over students. She said she wants students to know they have avenues if they face any consequences for not voting.

Aydlett said she, too, knows coaches have a lot of influence over students.

“Our office is following the letter of the law,” Aydlett said. “That’s the bottom line. We want fair and equal elections.”

Jackie Latson, a citizen who attended Monday’s meeting, said she believes it is up to ECSU Chancellor Willie Gilchrist to ensure university staff are following correct electioneering procedures.

Aydlett said she believes Gilchrist has been very conscientious about election rules.

Page said the elections board already had a meeting scheduled Monday to review absentee ballots. Elections officials decided to hear the allegations about coerced voting during the meeting, she said.

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Lena Hill-Lawrence attended the election board’s meeting Monday.

Hill-Lawrence said the allegations appear to validate concerns she has raised about ECSU students being told whom to vote for by off-campus groups.

“That was my concern,” she said in an interview Monday afternoon. “That’s the tragic part of all this. That’s the part I think is just wrong.”

Hill-Lawrence said pressure on ECSU students needs to end.

“My thing is it just needs to stop,” she said. “If it’s wrong it just needs to stop. This is a moral and ethical issue and we have to treat it morally and ethically.”
Meads said the students themselves have done nothing wrong.

“The students were the ones who were wronged here,” Meads said.

People of NC Agree with Voter Photo ID – AGAIN!

A recent poll out of Elon University confirms that North Carolinians “overwhelmingly support” voter photo ID legislation.  According to the News and Observer, “The Elon University Poll found that 75 percent support voter ID provisions in a bill being considered in the legislature and 80 percent think it is fair.”

The Elon poll corroborates Civitas Institute polls that consistently reveal huge support for voter photo ID.  In the December 2010 Civitas poll, 84 percent of respondents supported the idea. The breakdown of the Civitas Poll shows 96 percent Republicans, 86 percent unaffiliated voters and 73 percent of Democrats support a voter photo ID.  The breakdown further reveals that 89 percent of white voters and 68 percent of African-American voters support voter photo ID.  Civitas Polls and Elon University Polls differ in that Civitas only polls registered voters while Elon polls residents of North Carolina.

While opponents, extremely liberal groups (including the State Board of Elections and mainstream media outlets), want everyone to believe this is a partisan and racist issue, the people of North Carolina know better. The people of our State know that it only makes sense (C O M M O N – S E N S E) to ask someone for a photo ID before giving them a ballot.