Module Two — Pieces of Paper

What to do when voters don’t know their own name…

Oct 6, 2020 (Raleigh) For years, Voter Integrity Project – NC has collected video stories from people who saw what appeared to be the type of voter fraud that the Wizards of Smart claim is “extremely rare.” They saw people voting in other people’s names but felt powerless to intervene.

This module shows some of the same clips you may have already seen on our website, but with one added touch. Using the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, we stop the tape and suggest some action steps that will pull back the curtain on how election officials can keep a straight face when they lie about voter impersonation fraud.

Click the image when you’re ready to watch this 16-minute training module.

Liner Notes:

If you’re watching the video, here are a few alibis for some of the awkward moments.

At around the 5:45 mark, Jay refers to a “HAVA I-D,” without stopping to explain. If the term seems foreign, you can learn more by clicking here. In short, it stands for the types of bogus documents that federal law allows, thanks to George W. Bush’s “Help America Vote Act.”

Shortly after that segment, we gave away a secret that we had preferred not to tell the whole world. It’s the magic question you can ask anybody you challenge after you’ve caught them reading their name off of a piece of paper.

If the election officials will cooperate with you in the least, they should take away that piece of paper and ask the challenged voter a few key details… like “what’s your zip code?” or (my favorite) “when’s your birthday?”

At around the 10:15 mark, the sound is distorted, but it’s subcaptioned, so bare with us.

And finally, we broach the dangerous issue of challenging a voter, but be careful. Don’t play the “challenge card” without seeing one of our upcoming modules, called “Bones of Contention.”