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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 of Voter Integrity Project, “we get calls from people who have seen behavior at the polls that turned out to be illegal, but no election officials will act on the problem without proper documentation.”

Click Here (or click the image) for the Snap Monitor Report

The main focus of the report is three short questions:

  1. Does the polling enclosure appear to be in good order? (If not, please describe briefly.)
  2. Was any electioneering literature inside the polling enclosure? (If yes, please describe location fo the material and inform the Chief Judge.)
  3. According to the Chief Judge, how many Observers were present inside the poling enclosure?

“The first two questions are observational,” DeLancy. “The third is more of a feedback session to the Chief Judge and it could be good or bad.”

When inside the voting enclosure, it is against North Carolina law for an Observer to speak with anybody other than the Chief Judge. People who are voting can speak with anybody, but voters using this form should seek out the senior polling official at the location. On Election Day, that person is called the “Chief Judge.”

Click photo to see this election employee trick an Unaffiliated voter out of selecting a Republican ballot.

“These questions are in response to some malfeasance voters have exposed in the past,” DeLancy said. “Often it involves local Democrat activists leaving ballot guides in the polling booth, but other times it’s more serious.”

In the 2016 May Primary Election, the group received complaints of a paid Wake County poll worker who misrepresented the law to Unaffiliated voters and tricked them out of requesting a Republican ballot.

“We even filmed Jan Torrey, a lifelong employee, as she committed a probable felony by disenfranchising Unaffiliated voters, so voters need this form before they even arrive at the polls.”

Torrey was filmed after two Unaffiliated voters notified VIP that she had misled them into believing they were not allowed to select a Republican ballot  (Their story was documented at this link.) DeLancy had not yet voted so he approached the same employee when she was at the check-in desk.

She repeated her actions on DeLancy, an Unaffiliated voter, and was “retrained” and not fired, according to news reports at the time.

We think this law may have applied to her situation . . . § 163-275 (17)  declares it a felony . . . 

“(17) For any person, directly or indirectly, to misrepresent the law to the public through mass mailing or any other means of communication where the intent and the effect is to intimidate or discourage potential voters from exercising their lawful right to vote.”

A local Leftist tabloid called DeLancy a “right-wing crank” for pointing out the seriousness of Torrey’s offense. The paper also quoted the Wake Director of Elections, Gary Sims, who sputtered that DeLancy did not have a right to point out the illegality.

As for charging Torrey with a felony? “I have no idea how he, who thought of that,” Sims says. “[DeLancy] is not the DA, or on the Board [of Elections]. He is writing his own story.”

Sims is also not the District Attorney and any citizen has a right to report a crime when they see one, even if it occurs in the Wake County early voting location that’s 20 feet from Sims’ office.

“The first line of defense against voter fraud is for election officials to follow and enforce the law,” said DeLancy. “Reporting any possible criminal behavior begins with one alert voter.”

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Click here to see related story on past BOE indifference to observed voter fraud in their precincts.

Click here for a more thorough VIP Incident Report.

Click here for VIP Snap Report

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