Category Archive: Director’s Blog

Stop Andrew Murray!

This Man Should NOT Be Confirmed for US Attorney Sep 27, 2017 Raleigh — Given the track record of Mecklenburg County, District Attorney, Andrew Murray, a public servant who declined to prosecute two of the Voter Integrity Project’s fully vetted criminal referrals for interstate double voting, it sickened us to learn of his nomination for …

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DeLancy Statement to the Pence Commission

Sept 12, 2017 RALEIGH — Today, Vice-President Pence’s Election Integrity Commission convenes in New Hampshire to accept public comments. While VIP constituents were unable to attend the hearing, a Commissioner urged us to submit written statements. The following is the message Jay DeLancy sent to that Commissioner: In early 2012, I joined forces with a quality …

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Why is NCGOP Protecting Non-Citizen Voters?

Aug 27, 2017 (RALEIGH) While finishing my paper for this week’s presentation in San Francisco, at the national convention of the American Political Science Association, I came across the news that one particular Florida Supervisor of Elections is already doing what North Carolina’s state Senate seems hesitant to require our election officials to do: Get non-citizen …

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More Mischief in Durham as Election Official is Indicted

Aug 21, 2017 DURHAM, NC — According to the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement press release, their investigation… …determined that [Durham County election official, Richard Robert] Rawling ran or ordered subordinates to run provisional ballots through tabulators more than once and made manual changes to the ballot count so the results of the provisional canvass …

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SBOE Takes Shot at Election Observers

July 28, 2017 Raleigh — North Carolina’s State Board of Election is attempting to roll back the rights of election observers to a pre-2010 era  that will enable election officials to eject poll observers with little or no justification, but they will accept public comment through either email (at elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov), an on-line portal, or in-person speeches, noon …

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Fake News About 44 States Obstructing Justice…it’s 14.

Dear Mr. President… A suspect website called “Daily Bellweather” announced that 44 states won’t comply with the full request of the Election Integrity Commission (see also, NBC’s story on the subject). Meanwhile, other news outlets report that only 14 states have refused to cooperate (see this link).  Then the White House finally weighed in on the fake news …

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SBOE Moves to Restrict Observer Access to Polls

June 26, 2017 (Raleigh) — While Representatives Speciale, Boswell, Clampitt and Cleveland sponsored HB 697, a law that would grant specified rights to election observers, the State Board of Elections is quietly moving in the other direction, by pushing administrative code to make it easier for precinct Judges to throw observers out of the polls. …

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Open Letter to Republican Lawmakers (in NC)

May 25, 2017. Dear Sir or Ma’am, By now, I presume y’all have already made up your minds on voter ID and will be rolling out a new version any day now. I’ve been busy and couldn’t get down there as much as I’d like. But, just in case, here are my two cents–based on …

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