Category Archive: News

NC Officially Becomes “Strict” Voter ID State

Voter ID Finally Becomes NC Law Dec 19, 2018 — RALEIGH — Both the NC House and Senate flexed their veto-proof margin, today when the House followed yesterday’s Senate 33-12 override by voting 72 to 40 to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of North Carolina’s latest version of a law that suggests voters should provide a photo-voter ID at …

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Bladen Madness Highlights Selective Law Enforcement

Dec 11, 2018, RALEIGH — Amid the more ironic findings of the current Bladen County investigation into absentee ballot harvesting comes the open admission by former State BOE Executive Director, Gary Bartlett, exposing the dirty little secret about prosecutions: Voter fraud isn’t a crime unless it gets prosecuted and District Attorneys are loath to go there. …

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Are Democrats Plotting to Steal an NC Congressional Seat?

If you’re like most people, you probably thought the elections were over. That’s why it came as a surprise, yesterday when the State Board of Elections refused to certify NC’s 9th Congressional District election, where Republican Mark Harris had defeated Democrat Dan McCready by just 905 votes and McCready had already conceded. All of the …

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Now In Play: SB824, The 2018 Version of NC’s Voter ID Law

Nov 27, 2018 RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Senate rolled out the governing body’s first public draft of a voter ID bill today that allows college student ID cards and government employee ID cards to be used as voter ID in addition to the usual types of state and federal ID cards. The immediate response …

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VIP Issues Response to Draft NC Voter ID Bill (v 0.9)

Nov 26, 2018, RALEIGH — The legislative battle for NC voter ID (2.0) began today with committee hearing over a draft law proposed last Wednesday by the Republican majority. We don’t love every bit of this law but understand the “taffy pull” involved in getting something better than a Virginia-style “fake-voter ID law” and even …

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VIP’s Updated Incident Report Form is Ready for Your Stories!

Whether you see fraud at the polls or just an irregularity, nothing will change unless you tell people who can do something about it and THAT’s why we want to hear from you. VIP’s Incident Report will help make sure your evidence gets a full and fair hearing, so please fill it out as completely and …

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VIP Position Featured in BBC Radio Documentary

Oct 31, 2018 (Raleigh) – “The Beeb” sent a World Service radio documentarian, Giles Edwards, to North Carolina earlier this month to interview several people whom he had met in producing a previous piece on our state’s tortured efforts to get a voter ID law.   But one perspective he did NOT get four years ago …

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N&O Allows VIP Op-Ed Supporting Voter ID

Oct 20, 2018 (Raleigh) — This week’s Sunday paper will include an Op-Ed piece that makes VIP’s case for supporting North Carolina’s Voter ID Amendment in this November’s election. Raleigh’s News & Observer has the ability to reach people who do not get their news from talk radio and cable news, so we appreciate our …

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