Category Archive: News

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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Stealth Term-Limit Bill Moves . . . BACKward in NC!!

[Updated Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, after committee meeting: Rep Warren presented a Proposed Committee Substitute at the hearing, but we’ve been unable to obtain a copy of it yet and it was not yet posted on the bill’s website, as late as 8:30 PM Tuesday.] Rep Warren introduced the bill by offering a “clean version that …

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2017 VIP Legislative Issues Move Forward

March 19, 2017 — (Fayetteville, NC) The Voter Integrity Project’s 2017 legislative agenda took a major leap forward, yesterday, when the Cumberland County Republican Convention adopted a resolution supporting all ten of VIP’s election integrity measures. Their action came after State Representative (Vice-Chair of the House Elections and Ethics Law Committee), John Szoka (and a member …

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VIP Lawsuit Against Wake BOE Advances

Feb 21, 2017 (Raleigh) —  Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Voter Integrity Project NC, denying motions to dismiss its case brought against the Wake County Board of Elections over allegations that voter rolls were not being properly maintained and disclosed on February 21. “The court’s ruling was …

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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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