Category Archive: Director’s Blog

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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VIP’s Legislative Goals for 2017

  After more than five years of research on election fraud in North Carolina, we recommend the Legislature enact a series of stand-alone bills to help restore public trust in North Carolina’s electoral process with minimal impediment to voters. Below are a “beta version” of the laws we deem prudent to fight vote fraud while maintaining …

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Let’s Stop the Slow Motion Larceny

Dec 27, 2016 (Raleigh) A headline in today’s (London) Telegraph, announced, “Voters will have to show passports to combat voter fraud in ‘vulnerable’ areas with large Muslim populations,” as they calmly explained the rationale for targeting the areas where non-citizens were most likely to live. They even announced plans to raise the penalties for vote fraud …

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