Category Archive: Director’s Blog

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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Authenticate HAVA ID Documents

May 25, 2017 (RALEIGH) — North Carolina’s recently killed voter ID law included a provision that made us crazy. It was called the Reasonable Impediment Determination (RID) and would allow anybody to vote without a photo ID simply by providing an excuse and a HAVA ID, which is an official looking piece of paper with the voter’s …

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Statement on White House Commission on Election Integrity

[Note: This post responds to an executive order, establishing The White House Commission on Election Integrity.] May 11, 2107 (Raleigh) — In order for the White House Commission on Election Integrity to be effective, it must learn how Congress’ two previous election laws have undermined the integrity and public trust of our nation’s electoral system. The Commissioners must …

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Voter Impersonation Fraud Confirmed in NC (But Not Prosecuted).

April 28, 2017 — Tim from New York wrote us today: Dear VoteChecker… What are your thoughts on David Learner not bringing charges against the 67 year old woman in NC who voted on behalf of her mom.  Should charges have been brought? Hi Tim. Thanks for asking. I need to start my answer with …

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Alternate Facts Emerge on TX Women Sentenced to 8 Yrs

Feb 12, 2017 (Raleigh) — Rosa Maria Ortega’s name made national news, Feb 9, when a Tarrant County, TX. jury found her guilty of vote fraud and (according to a CBS News website) the jury also sentenced her to 8 years in prison. While the New York Times report of the trial could well have …

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