May 27, 2016 (Raleigh) — Following up yesterday’s announcement of voter suppression by a Wake County BOE poll worker, Jay DeLancy, Director of Voter Integrity Project, filed an official incident report to the State Board of Elections, which will open an inquiry on the matter.
“By mid day today, we were convinced that the individual problem at Wake’s BOE flagship early voting location had been corrected,” said DeLancy, “but the Board now needs to contact every Unaffiliated voter who pulled a Nonpartisan ballot and offer them a Republican provisional ballot.”
After posting last night’s story, complete with video evidence of the election employee’s misconduct, VIP has received credible cases of other voters being suppressed in a similar manner at early voting locations in Cumberland and Orange Counties. By law, these locations do not require “two judges who are not of the same party,” so the group encourages wide dissemination of that information.
“Unaffiliated voters can request either a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Nonpartisan ballot,” DeLancy said. “If nothing else, this trend shows how early voting sites are prone to fraud and abuse and it shows why Republicans still need to recruit at-large Observers for those sites.”
###[To download a copy of the VIP incident report, please click here.]