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Links and show notes to Jay DeLancy’s daily (Mon-Fri) video podcast on election integrity in NC and abroad. (This page is an archive of our video podcasts. You will find our most recent podcasts on the website’s front page. At either page, simply click on the image accompanying each day’s program notes).   Oct 23, …

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Government Electioneering Taints Buncombe Bond Election

Nov 8, 2022 (Asheville, NC) We’re receiving multiple reports of Buncombe County election officials at early voting locations, who were inside the voting enclosure, openly “pushing” a document that promoted bond issues worth $70 million, in direct violation of NCGS §163-166.4(a), which says, “No person or group of persons shall . . . distribute campaign …

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Final Observer Tips for Election Day

Nov 7, 2022 (Sanford, NC) North Carolina’s State Board of Elections (NCSBE) Director Karen Brinson “Bartlett” Bell, has clearly telegraphed her intent to have Chief Judges assign poll observers to a seat and require them to flag down the Chief Judge any time they want to exercise their civil rights, but the trained fleas at …

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My Response to the Guardian Hit Job

Oct 13, 2022 (Sanford) Conservatives wonder why even engage the media when they call and, truth be told, I don’t engage with each one I meet, but Jordan Wilkie seemed better than most so I gave him the chance to tell our story to a worldwide audience that reads The Guardian and the multiple NPR …

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WRAL Kicks Off the New Propaganda Season for SBE

July 31, 2022 (Raleigh Mini Mordor) WRAL’s fearmongering headline (Threats, intimidation and legal action. Skeptics strain NC election workers.) set the tone for the first wave of propaganda we can expect from North Carolina State Board of Election (NC SBE) Executive Director Karen Bell’s agency and their conflicted SBE Chairman, Damon Circosta, but their sideways …

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SBE launches new attack on poll observer rights

July 18, 2022 (Raleigh) While many were enjoying extended early-July vacations, the NC State Board of Elections (NCSBE) was busily scheming, once again, to restrict the movement of poll observers and to make it easier for said observers to be kicked out of the voting location. The plan was announced by agency General Counsel, Katelyn …

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SCOTUS frees the Goat

(Washington, DC) Unless you were off the grid, camping in New Mexico, you’ve already heard about the US Supreme Court’s stunning 8-1 decision to allow North Carolina’s two most powerful lawmakers, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President pro tempore Phil Berger, to defend NC’s voter ID law in the federal courts, but here are …

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NC Election Integrity Summit Set for June 10-11

June 1, 2022 (Raleigh) Favorite boogeyman woman, Cleta Mitchell, will headline North Carolina’s first-ever Statewide Election Integrity Summit, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, June 10-11, as part of her group’s effort to help boost state-based election integrity groups restore public trust in the democratic process. North Carolina’s lead organization for the summit is the …

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Meet the NC Election Integrity Network

Letting the cat out of the bag… (May 2, 2022) Sanford, NC — Voter Integrity Project is proud to announce our part in the North Carolina Election Integrity Team (NCEIT.org), a coalition of grassroots organizations that has jointly developed an action plan to promote Election Integrity Teams in all 100 counties before November’s elections. Because …

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Justice Denied

[Updated: Kim Strach’s slip, suggesting Dowless’ innocence, and details about Saturday’s funeral service.] April 25, 2022 Bladenboro, NC — McCrae Dowless, who peacefully passed away yesterday, never got the chance to defend himself against accusations hurled at him by North Carolina election officials who got away with smearing him in order to oust Congressman-elect Mark …

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VIP Research Triggers Election Officials’ Damage Control

Apr 14, 2022 (Fayetteville, NC) The Cumberland County Board of Elections (CBE) staff must have panicked after Voter Integrity Project’s Jerry Reinoehl used the public comment period to identify six people who appear to have registered to vote 122 years ago and then filed to run as candidates in Fayetteville area races a few weeks …

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Student Election Assistants in North Carolina

Mar 30, 2022 (Sanford, NC) — Who knew that certain high-school-age students in North Carolina could get paid while learning how to conduct elections?! Thanks to a 2003 statute (NCGS §163-42.1), our state’s “Student Election Assistant” program allows any student to apply, as long as they’re “enrolled in a secondary educational institution, including a home …

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Bell’s War On Poll Observers

March 24, 2022 (Raleigh) Late yesterday, North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) Chief Counsel, Katelyn Love delivered the bad news from elections boss, Karen Brinson “Bartlett” Bell, in response to several Voter Integrity Project – NC queries intended to avoid costly litigation against SBE’s repeated efforts to diminish and demoralize any effective poll observers. …

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