APRIL 2, 2014–Raleigh–Up to 765 voters have voted in both NC and at least one other state according to a report titled, “Presentation to Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee,” briefed to the committee today at the Legislative Office Building.
“This confirms our deepest concerns,” said Jay DeLancy, Executive Director of the Voter Integrity Project of NC. “We always knew that if the State Board of Elections cared to investigate such matters, they would find ample evidence of voter fraud.”
A total of 765 voters included the following supporting evidence: Exact match of first and last name, date of birth and last four of their Social Security Number.
“The big bombshell today is that you have documented voter fraud,” said Representative Tim Moore (R) Cleveland County. “This is proof positive that voter fraud has occurred. It is just as much voter suppression if votes are being cast fraudulently and illegally as it is when votes are not being cast. I’m afraid what you’ve found, Mrs. Strach, is the tip of the iceberg.”
Another 35,750* [corrected from earlier error of 37,750] voters “with first and last name and DOB match that are registered in NC and another state and voted in both 2012 general election[s],” the report said.
The information was obtained by the State Board of Elections in response to Legislative prodding (HB 589) that required the BOE to start cooperating with other states who are part of the so-called “Kansas Consortium,” created by Kansas Secretary of State Chris Kobach.
“Twenty-eight states are involved in this process,” according to Kim Strach, SBOE Executive Director, “but Florida dropped out of the process at the last minute.”
The Voter Integrity Project has previously received confirmation that the NC Board of Election agreed to make criminal referrals for five voters whom VIP-NC reported to the Board in early 2013. Thus far, none of them have been prosecuted by any applicable District Attorneys.
“These numbers are shocking.” said Senator Tom Goolsby (R-New Hanover) “We haven’t even made criminal referrals from the fraud uncovered during the 2012 election and another election is right around the corner.”
Goolsby challenged the local District Attorneys to begin enforcement of these laws to the fullest extent.
“For years now, we’ve heard that a lack of prosecution somehow proves there is no voter fraud,” said DeLancy, “but the outstanding work of North Carolina’s Board of Elections and the state Legislature has finally put the truth to that lie.”
DeLancy had harsh words for extreme left-wing organizations who lash out against advocates of voter ID.
“Progressives use that circular reasoning in order to prevent any real discussion of election reform,” he said. “Instead, they want to brand anybody advocating for reform as a racist or as a hater of the homeless.”
The NAACP and the League of Women Voters have filed suit against North Carolina to prevent safeguards like voter ID and an end to same-day registration (and voting) during Early Voting.
“It’s a simple problem,” said Committee co-Chair, Senator Bob Rucho (R-Meck), “if you don’t look for it, you won’t find it,”
###[Note the hearing is still ongoing as this report is being filed. We will post the committee report as soon as it is made available. This post was amended to correct the total from 756 to 765 in the second paragraph and to extend Rep Moore’s comments.]