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N.C. State Board Finds More than 35K Incidents of ‘Double Voting’ in 2012

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day.

The review searched databases in 27 other states and 101 million voter records for information such as matching names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

The review found that 35,570 North Carolina voters from 2012 shared the same first names, last names, and dates of birth with individuals who voted in other states. Another 765 Tar Heel State residents who voted in 2012 had the the same names, birthdays, and final four digits of a Social Security number as voters elsewhere.

Meanwhile, the election board’s executive director, Kim Westbrook Strach, told lawmakers that 81 deceased North Carolinians apparently voted in 2012 as well. While some appear to have submitted absentee ballots prior to their death, she said “there are between 40 and 50 who had died at a time that that’s not possible.”

Strach offered a series of proposals for the state to consider to better secure its voting practices and reduce fraud, including on-site digital face-recognition or electronic-signature technology.

by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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Bee78
by Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM


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Strach offered a series of proposals for the state to consider to better secure its voting practices and reduce fraud, including on-site digital face-recognition or electronic-signature technology.

Because, you know, requiring current photo identification is just so hard.  /headdesk

Schauseil
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM
My everyone can obtain a photo ID. If the state provided one for free, say every 2-4 years, then I might feel differently. Though I don't think it would matter because the people that can afford I travel from state to state to vote more than once would certainly be able to afford a fake ID.

Quoting Bee78:


Quote:Strach offered a series of proposals for the state to consider to better secure its voting practices and reduce fraud, including on-site digital face-recognition or electronic-signature technology.

Because, you know, requiring current photo identification is just so hard.  /headdesk

Bee78
by Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

What bothers me are charges of voter disenfranchisement when voter id legislation is drafted.  Gotta say, I feel a little disenfranchised when my vote means very little amid such systemic fraud/abuse.  Seems to me that both sides of the aisle should be supportive of voter id/uniform standards.  It *should* benefit both.

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 11:38 AM

This exactly. 

I posted this especially because it was nonpartisan.  Voter fraud is a problem and needs to be addressed and fixed.  I don't care which side is cheating, it needs to be stopped.

Quoting Bee78:

What bothers me are charges of voter disenfranchisement when voter id legislation is drafted.  Gotta say, I feel a little disenfranchised when my vote means very little amid such systemic fraud/abuse.  Seems to me that both sides of the aisle should be supportive of voter id/uniform standards.  I *should* benefit both.


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