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Voter Integrity Project of NC: SBOE Report Documents 475 Vote Fraud Cases Referred But Not Prosecuted

From the Voter Integrity Project of NC

VoterSept. 5, 2013. Between 2008 and 2012, 475 cases of voter fraud in North Carolina were referred for prosecution, according to a new NC Board of Elections report obtained by the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina (after repeated requests), which undermines claims that voter fraud in North Carolina is insignificant.

“This looks like an interim report, but it shows some disturbing numbers,” said Jay DeLancy, Executive Director of Voter Integrity Project-NC.  “Because reports of voter fraud often don’t get referred for prosecution until the year after an election, the extent of potential fraud in the 2012 election still remains to be seen. The large increase in fraud referrals in 2012 over 2008 suggests that substantial fraud occurred in last year’s election, but the full numbers have not yet been reported. In any event, these numbers totally crush the lie that there is no voter fraud in North Carolina”

“Opponents of North Carolina’s new election law often point to the low prosecution rates to support their denials of voter fraud in North Carolina,” said DeLancy. “This report raises a more disturbing question: Why are District Attorneys in North Carolina so negligent in prosecuting election fraud?”

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