This article first appeared at American Lens News on April 14, 2017.
The number of registered voters in 15 counties in North Carolina surpasses the number of voting age citizens living in them according to a report from Judicial Watch.
According to that same report, 10 other states join North Carolina in having more registered voters than voting-age citizens living in various districts.
Judicial Watch announced on Tuesday that they were sending letters to each state, Washington Free Beacon reported:
The group announced Tuesday it has sent notice-of-violation letters to 11 states that combined have more than 100 counties where the number of registered voters surpasses the number of citizens of voting age. States that received the letters were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
The districts listed by Judicial Watch in North Carolina that had more registered voters than actual residents are Buncombe, Camden, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Dare, Durham, Guilford, Madison, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Orange, Union, Watauga, and Yancey.
Here Come The Soros Backed Lawsuits
Not on the Judicial watch list is Wake County, which according to The Public Interest Legal Foundation, who has filed suit on behalf of the Voter Integrity Project.
“According to publicly-available data, Wake County has more registered voters on the rolls eligible to cast a ballot than it has citizens who are alive,” PILF wrote. “The complaint states that , “voter rolls maintained by the Defendant for Wake County contain or have contained more registrants than eligible voting-age citizens. The number of registrants in Wake County, North Carolina has been over 100 percent of eligible voting-age citizens.”
(Via Washington Free Beacon, 4/11/17)
Washington Free Beacon reports that an organization called Demos is fighting election integrity suits in multiple states, including the one in North Carolina.
Demos, which is heavily funded by George Soros, is chaired by Senator Elizabeth Warren’s daughter.
Also involved is the North Carolina non-profit, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, who is also a recipient of Soros dollars and a host of other left-leaning organizations:
Individuals from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a progressive nonprofit in North Carolina, are also assisting on the lawsuit. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice has also received funding from Soros. (Via Washington Free Beacon, 4/11/17)
According to the most recent IRS 990 filings, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice took in $1,420,540 million in 2014 and the organization’s income has fluctuated quite a bit:
2013 – $346,912
2012 – $1,482,879
2011 – $744,345
2010 – $1,938,760 ($75,000 from The Soros Open Society Foundation)
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is one of the many partners of Blueprint NC, known for the famously leaked memo calling for left-wing groups to ‘cripple and eviscerate’ all Republican officials in the state, in particular, former Governor Pat McCrory.
In 2014, Soros’ Tides Foundation gave Blueprint NC $30,000 for the express purpose of, “general support to provide technical expertise and resources for deploying.”
50 Elections Related Lawsuits were filed in NC in 2016
Multiple counties in the state also saw lawsuits and complaints filed over voting irregularities and registration discrepancies. In fact, 50 such complaints were filed statewide.
New Hanover County saw two elections protests filed during the 2016 election cycle, as did Durham county, where alleged issues in ballot processing took place during the entire 17-day early voting period and well into Election Day in over five precincts.
A complaint was filed in Durham that included an accusation of official misconduct. The number of questionable ballots in the Durham case was estimated at approximately 90,000 — which would have impacted every major race in the state.
Bladen County also saw it’s share of voter registration shenanigans where numerous ballots were in question of being altered by multiple persons engaged in a “Get Out The Vote” operation funded by the Bladen County Improvement PAC.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections announced that the registered voters and ballots in question in Bladen county would stand, despite evidence the ballots were tampered with.
American Lens dug deeper in Bladen County and found another complaint similar to that of the one filed in 2016. The other complaint had been filed during the 2012 election cycle. The 2012 complaint listed names of individuals accused of tampering with voter registrations that were also listed in the 2016 complaint.
Students Registering Didn’t Have To Follow NC Law
American Lens reported earlier this year on voter registration anomalies with regard to college students on multiple campuses in North Carolina.
American Lens examined multiple campuses and found that hundreds of same-day student registrations were clustered at a single address. One example is Duke University, where it was found 240 students were living at “1 Duke University Road, Durham.”
American Lens visited the site and found it was a gravel parking lot.
At North Carolina Central University (NCCU), 340 students were registered to the college’s generic address of 1801 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC.
According to North Carolina General Statute, the definition of “residence” contains a provision that one’s voter residency at the time of registration should be where one sleeps. Note: Voter Residency Statutes were recodified in 2017, however, still do not allow for mass registrations to a parking lot or similar space.
The State Board of Elections was questioned on the matter and it was revealed that colleges were given a special dispensation from that statute which every other resident in the state is required to adhere to.