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New report shows problem with NC voter fraud

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Elections officials told the North Carolina General Assembly this week they found hundreds of instances where a person with the same name, birthday, and last four digits of their social security number voted in North Carolina and somewhere else.

“I did not think the numbers would be that high,” Sam Ibrahim Chairman of the New Hanover County Republican party said, but when he read the report he says he was shocked. “I would like to continue to examine that report and make sure everything is accurate and valid.”

A caution echoed by New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen saying, “That’s all we've seen is numbers we haven’t seen records or things of that nature to see what these occurrences are.”

The study commissioned data from 28 states about voter participation. It showed 765 examples of people with same name, birthday, and social, voting in more than one state and more than thirty thousand with the same name and birthday.

McFadyen says in his 15 years of experience most of these types of issues can be attributed to clerical errors.

“There’s really not much at this point to make a determining factor of what it is that we’re looking at,” McFadyen said.

Ibrahim says this is one more reason the state’s new voter id law was a smart move.

“I truly believe one fraudulent vote is too many,” he said.

McFadyen agrees, but says, voter fraud is far less common than you might think.

“I don’t think there’s enough to move forward to determine what effect it might have on New Hanover County or what effect it might have on the state as a whole,” said McFadyen.

The report seems to show instances of dead voters who cast their ballots though McFadyen also says in his 15 years on the job he's never actually encountered one proven case of voter fraud.

However he says if they can prove a voter is registered in more than one place at one time they take action to remedy the issue.

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Just to update this SUBJECT

Here is a Couple:...

4 Alabama counties have more active, registered voters than adult population
Link & credits---> http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/04/some_alabama_counties_have_mor.html

Again HERE---> Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia
LINK---> http://watchdog.org/140187/duplicate-voters-virginia/

This is what happens when a government worker threatens to kill a reporter LINK----> http://watchdog.org/139991/nrel-employee-threat/

YOU decide, Do We have *VOTERFRAUD*?

For those of you that think voter fraud isn't a problem

You really need to educate yourself....

In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 individuals called for jury duty from 'VOTER REGISTRATION ROOLS' over a two-year period in just 'ONE' U.S. district court were not U.S. citizens. While that may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than enough to provide the winning presiden­tial vote margin in Florida in 2000.

Florida is not unique. Thousands of non-citizens are registered to vote in some states, and tens if not hundreds of thousands in total may be present on the voter rolls nationwide.

Every vote cast by a non-citizen, whether an illegal alien or a resident alien legally in the country, dilutes or cancels the vote of a citizen and thus disenfranchises him or her. To dismiss such stolen votes because the non-citizens supposedly did not know they were acting illegally when they cast a vote debases one of the most important rights of citizens.

Non-citizen voting is likely growing at the same rate as the alien population in the United States; but because of deficiencies in state law and the failure of federal agencies to comply with federal law, there are almost no procedures in place that allow election officials to detect, deter, and prevent non-citizens from registering and voting. Instead, officials are largely dependent on an "honor sys­tem" that expects aliens to follow the law. There are numerous cases showing the failure of this honor system.

Read the story closely

"The study commissioned data from 28 states about voter participation. It showed 765 examples of people with same name, birthday, and social, voting in more than one state and more than thirty thousand with the same name and birthday.

McFadyen says in his 15 years of experience most of these types of issues can be attributed to clerical errors."

And :

"The report seems to show instances of dead voters who cast their ballots though McFadyen also says in his 15 years on the job he's never actually encountered one proven case of voter fraud."

So it appears to be a whole lot of nothing - but anecdotal evidence from one person isn't convincing either.
Lets just admit this and move on: Voter fraud was an excuse to make voting harder for predominantly democratic leaning constituents to vote.
If the DEMs had done this the SAME charges would be leveled against them by the GOP..

Vog

Non issue.

Voters should be able to vote for Barack Obama as many times as they please. He saved us from the mess Bush made. Every good Democrat should vote as many times as possible to keep us on the right track. This is about our quality of life.

...and when we dies....

....our chilluns or sibbings be able to vote the way we would have wanted to if we wasn't so dead.

Destroying America and making it a Socialist Utopia be hard work!

nothing like a little overt

nothing like a little overt racism to drive your point home.
And best of all, on this historic day, when a bigot not unlike yourself made history for the wrong reason.

vote early...

...and vote often.

Voter fraud

Pure Baloney. There is no voter fraud and the Republicans know it. Not one case was documented in the afore report, and I am willing to bet anyone that out of this report no one will be charged with anything. The shame in all of this is that the media has bought into this crap that the Republicans are pushing. Find evidence that there is voter and then report, don't speculate and then write there is voter fraud when there is no proof this is happening. Voter fraud you say, prove it. Tell the people what the Republicans are really up to and that is keeping Blacks, Students, and poor people from voting. Report that!

You left off the

You left off the homosexuals. Go back to your indoctrination handbook and re-read it.

Erl, being gay is how a

Erl, being gay is how a person is born. Being a foolish bigot is a choice; a choice you have evidently made and a lifestyle you follow. I do compliment you for the zeal you show in fulfilling your role of useful idiot for the tea party interests. Great job!

Just as you say,

Prove it. You are full of baloney too!

xyz123, If you are able to

xyz123, If you are able to read at above a fifth grade level you will see that the lead comment in this thread written by Vog provides the proof text that these instances are not exclusively North Carolina events... Facts typically confuse Republicans but they can cause the heads of Tea Partiers to explode.

voter fraud

this is exactly why there is a need and wide for voter ID!