Thousands of people registered to vote in North Carolina allegedly placed votes within the state along with another state, according to a new report.
The report titled, “Voter Registration & Mail Verification: How SBOE Has Implemented Federal and State Law,” was presented Wednesday by North Carolina State Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach to the Elections Oversight committee and shows possible voter fraud and error.
The findings within the report show 765 voters had an exact match of both first and last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of a social security number in both North Carolina and another state. These people placed votes in both states showing a match in the 2012 general election.
On top of this, 35,750 voters with the same first and last name, as well as date of birth, were registered in North Carolina and another state and voted in both states in 2012. Their social security numbers did not match.
“A lot of states don’t provide last four SSN, or they don’t have that information,” Strach told WRAL.
Also, 155,692 others were shown to have the same first and last name, date of birth, and last four digits of a social security number registered in North Carolina and another state with the latest date of registration or voter activity not taking place in North Carolina.
Last year, lawmakers within North Carolina mandated the State Board of Elections be a part of an “Interstate Crosscheck” which consists of 28 states that all agreed to check their voter registration records against those of other states and involves 101 million voting records. The largest states in the country — California, New York, Texas, and Florida — do not participate.
“These findings only take into account data from the 28 states who participated in the 2014 Interstate Crosscheck, leaving out potential voter error and fraud in the 22 states that do not participate in the consortium,” House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said in a joint statement released Wednesday.
Additionally, the report covered death records from the Department of Health and Human Services that shows 50,000 new death records that had not previously been provided to the State Board of Elections, 13,416 deceased voters on voter rolls as of October 2013, and 81 deceased voters that had voter activity after they died.
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