The memo below was sent out on August 14, 2012 by Ms. Veronica Degraffenreid, an “Election Assistant” at the State Board of Elections, directing all counties to use their attached data from 2002 to 2012 to clean decease voters off their county voter rolls. For some reason, this data happened to be of the same time span as the data VIP-NC had obtained via public record request for our citizen audit. One county BoE employee told Jay DeLancy that she “had never seen them [the state BoE] require an audit of a deceased voter file that large [covering a ten-year span] in her entire career.” Any reporters (or bold citizens) who happen to be reading this might want to ask Mr Bartlett or Ms. Degraffenreid a few questions:
- What motivated them to initiate this particular audit?
- Did it have anything to do with the three challenges that VIP-NC had already filed?
- How often do they initiate such comprehensive audits?
- Why did they decide to cover ten years with this audit?
- What time span have they used in their previous audits?
- What are they doing to clean the voter rolls of people who passed away before 2002?