Nearly 400 Unverified Voters Make Bladen’s Recount a Hoax

Nov 21, 2020 Elizabethtown, NC — Today’s Bladen County recount was conducted despite Voter Integrity Project analysis revealing that as of this morning at 7:30, Bladen County Board of Elections data reports 392 Same-Day-Registration (SDR) voters as not yet verified, meaning they have no idea if the registrations are legitimate or not.

Action photo of Bladen County election officials busily verifying Same-Day-Registration voters.

Of those, only four were coded as “verification pending,” which means the CBE had initiated a verification mailing to the alleged voter. The remaining 388 are listed as “unverified new,” which suggests no mailing has been initiated.Every one of those unverified voters are listed as “active,” which means their votes were counted.

“Clearly our electoral process is rigged for failure, when Bladen County can hold a recount over a County Commission race with nearly 400 unverified votes getting accepted,” said Jay DeLancy, Founder of Voter Integrity Project. “Every study we’ve conducted into our state’s SDR rules have resulted in somewhere between 6% and 10% fraud rate.”

For this election to be proven fraudulent, only 11 voters, or 2.8% would need to be either returned as “undeliverable mail,” from the US Post Office or confirmed as coming from fake address, vacant property, or non-residential domiciles.

“Instead of getting back the number of failures we know the election officials would receive,” DeLancy said, “they just blow off the mailings until they think nobody is looking and then quietly remove any illegal voters they happen to find later.”

A February 2020 VIP study revealed that some SDR voters were not even required to provide proof of address when they registered and voted at the same time. The study was released to both the Legislature and the State Board of Elections, but no reforms were initiated.

On average, every election features more than 100,000 voters who both register and vote during the “absentee one-stop” voting period, also called “early voting,” and the NCSBE’s (former) Director, Kim Strach, admitted to a 4% failure rate during her July 28, 2015 testimony in federal lawsuit attacking NC’s broad election law reforms passed by the legislature in 2013.

“In subsequent elections, official SBE data suggests less than a one percent fail rate and that’s a ruse,” said DeLancy. “The only way they achieve such a high success rate is by not doing their jobs.”