Category Archive: News

Warning to Lawmakers

Nov 8, 2019 (Raleigh) While all eyes are again on North Carolina over the court’s continuing assault of our Legislature’s explicit duty to draw the political boundaries, there are a few things the voters will learn. As George Will so eloquently wrote, “The practice the court . . . consider[s] is ‘partisan gerrymandering.’ This modifier, …

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Cooper Veto Dashes Re-Election Hopes

Nov 6, 2019 (Raleigh) In a move that’s sure to fracture his own party’s base, NC Gov Roy Cooper, today, vetoed Senate Bill 250 (titled, “Remove Foreign Citizens from Voting Rolls”), by claiming in his veto statement, “the law already prevents non-citizens from voting and has legitimate mechanisms to remove them from the rolls,” without …

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SB 250 Clears Legislature; Heads to Cooper’s Veto Pen

Oct 30, 2019 (Raleigh) Senate Bill 250, a measure that would force the NC Courts to tell election officials whenever people are disqualified (or excused) from jury duty because of their non-citizen status, cleared a major hurdle today by a 29 to 21 Senate vote. It now heads to a Governor . . . whose …

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Turing the Tables on Judicial Gerrymandering

Nov 8, 2019 (Raleigh) Voter Integrity Project has learned of a “Bill Summary,” the Legislative Bill Drafting section released Thursday, Oct 24, suggesting renewed interest in the quietly stalled House Bill 140, a bipartisan measure to take redistricting authority away from the Legislative branch of state government and surrender it to the Judiciary, under the …

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SBOE admits to having no program to remove non-citizen voters

Oct 9, 2019 (Raleigh) Critics of a hotly debated Senate Bill (SB250) in the state’s legislature, we deemed it appropriate to remind the public of an October 25, 2018, Wake Forest Weekly article in which State Board of Elections’ spokesman, Patrick Gannon, freely admitted his agency has inadequate voter lists maintenance programs. “We do not have …

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Redistricting Hearing Begs for Adult Input

[Official comments from Jay DeLancy, Founder of Voter Integrity Project – NC, North Carolina’s oldest constitutional election watchdog group.] Sept 13, 2019 (Raleigh) — For years, Voter Integrity Project has stayed out of the redistricting fight, dismissing it as a “partisan” matter. We have always viewed the VIP mission as that of a non-partisan election watchdog …

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Snap Inspection Reports

Sept 10, 2019 (Raleigh) In a long-overdue move give voice to those who see questionable actions when voting at the polls, Voter Integrity Project is launching the Snap Inspection Report, a form that will enable witnesses to report the condition of their local polling location. “Just about Every Election Day,” said Jay DeLancy, the Founder …

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Indy Mayoral Fracas Exposes Major NVRA Violations

Sep 6, 2019 (Indianapolis) Federal District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled late last night to deny John Schmitz’ emergency motion for a preliminary injunction that would have ordered the Marion County Election Board to allow him on the ballot, and opined that Schmitz’ plea had “shown a likelihood of success on the merits of …

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