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Protecting 46,210 Elderly NC Voters

Nov 1, 2021

Besides making us look into how North Carolina election officials handled 2020 elderly voting, this disturbing news item set the wheels in motion for today’s video podcast:

The Wisconsin Election Commission blatantly and openly violated state law and committed felony crimes throughout the state of Wisconsin by ordering that special voting deputies should not go into nursing homes during the 2020 presidential election, as required by statutes, the Racine County Sheriff said in a bombshell news conference on October 28, 2021, calling on Attorney General Josh Kaul to immediately launch a statewide criminal investigation.”

Law Officer, Oct 30, 2021

You can get more details of how Wisconsin’s rogue election officials seem to have facilitated large-scale nursing home voter fraud, with a detailed written account click here, a short TV news account click here, or a 57-minutute version covering most of the Sheriff’s press conference click here.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling and his investigator Sgt. Mike Luell, a former prosecutor, Friday revealed a new level of institutional electoral fraud, perpetrated by the state agency that counts the votes.

The entire investigation kicked off when a woman reported her mother, who had suffered severe mental decline, died in October 2020, but somehow voted absentee that same time,

Under prior elections, that particular nursing home averaged 10 clients who were up to the task of voting, investigators noted that in 2020, that number shot up to 42.

Of course, their voting is not a crime, but it appears that in Wisconsin, it is a crime if nursing home staff members use their privileged access to “assist” such voter.

Meanwhile, back in North Carolina . . .

Similar behavior by staff employees in our state is also illegal . . . kinda.

Our law calls those Special Voting Deputies by another name, “Multipartisan Assistance Teams” (M-A-T’s), but that’s about the only similarity the two states have. Wisconsin law requires nursing homes to use them, but North Carolina only allows nursing homes (§163-226.3.4) to request them.

If the County Board of Elections (CBE) fails to respond within seven days, then others may step into the breech.

In 2016, the “others” in Hoke County were two Democrat activists named Wanda Blue and Julia Shaw. After being caught hauling in 13 ballots, Shaw plead to one count of “obstructing justice,” and Blue managed an Alford plea, meaning neither activist was convicted of the lowest level of felony that NC law specifies for this crime.

That case was documented here. Thanks to the video Hal Nunn produced immediately after discovering the illegal ballot, he eventually was able to get the case prosecuted. See Hal’s mom, the victim, discussing the crime, by clicking here.

One reason Blue and Shaw got off so lightly may simply be because this is North Carolina and that means the Legislature always makes sure any election integrity laws “accidentally” include a loophole to allow for business as usual.

With a quick glance of this case, you might note that §163-226(a)(1) makes it a crime for anybody other than a voter’s “near relative” or “verifiable legal guardian” assists the voter in filling out their ballot.

But aaaaah! There’s a catch!

The loophole here is that, “if there is not a near relative or legal guardian available to assist the voter, the voter may request some other person to give assistance.”

So in the case of Hal’s Stage-4 Alzheimer patient, who are you going to believe? The victim of the crime? Or the person who commits the crime and then denies the victim’s claim by reminding prosecutors that “she’s lost her memory”?

Oh, and did I mention that a public information request we made back in 2019, revealed that there were over 46,000 nursing home beds licensed in North Carolina?

Today’s video podcast also discusses the problem of group homes for certain disability levels, including this one we discovered in 2012 and managed to get it publicized (click here) for a brief moment.

So, when we add in roughly 3,000 more of those types of licensed beds, the problem gets even bigger.

When VIP raises a problem, we generally like to point outraged citizens toward solving them, and today’s no exception to that policy.

While drawing public attention to the crime is a good way to interest lawmakers in fixing it, there’s another way that’s even more effective . . . and it involves YOU.

How you can help solve this problem . . .

  1. Use this website to look up the voter history of any vulnerable loved ones you may have had in a nursing home or group home during the 2020 election cycle by using this State Board of Elections website.
  2. In Racine County, one case found a nursing home patient who had not voted since 2012 until she voted in both the primary and general elections in 2020, so we need to hear from you if you find any similar suspicious behavior with your elderly or mentally disabled loved ones.
  3. Depending on how many cases we get, your evidence could be crucial to future legislation or even litigation, so what are you waiting for?!
  4. Our podcast lists “becoming an M-A-T member” as one of the heal;thy actions you can take toward mitigating or preventing this sort of rampant nursing home abuse in our state; but it’s too late for tomorrow’s elections. If this option interests you, click here for a link to the NC Administrative Code governing MATs.

Click image below to see today’s Youtube video podcast.

Ouch! It appears that little ol’ VIP is flying over the target and catching some flack.

Guess we’ll have to open the bomb bay doors.

But not today.

For now . . . let’s try an alternative.

 

If you click the image (above) to see today’s accompanying podcast.

 

 

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