Sep 21, 2012
Veronica Degraffenreid, elections liason for the North
Carolina State Board of Elections, talks with Rachel
Maddow about the burden on the election boards in her state to address the frivolous claims of dead voters on the rolls by a tea party group called the Voter Integrity Project.
To date, neither the state nor any of the county boards have found any instances of anyone voting who should not have.
“We have not found any instances of voter fraud” after hundreds of hours–and how much money–of researching the Tea Party claim, instead of preparing for the elections as they are charged to do.
This can be tracked to True The Vote efforts. The Tea Party movement out to Texas to intimidate and try to scare people for registering or voting.
VIP is categorized in the media as a non-partisan non-profit organization according to their web site and claims in their actions.
But they are not listed with the state as a non-profit; they are actually registered with the state as a business. After being challenged, they have removed their claims of being a non-profit.
Veronica Degraffenreid says what VIP is doing is
unprecedented. They are winding down their research as VIP did not have all of the necessary data required to make a decision if any given person was deceased–as is already done by the state’s HHS Department.
No instances have been found of anyone trying to vote under the name of someone deceased. It proves that the NC voter rolls are indeed sound.
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TRMS – 9/20/12 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/49112935#49112935