The DOJ's Zealous Attempt to Purge North Carolina's Voter Registration RollsSat, 06/16/2007 -
The Department of Justice and Les Merritt, State Auditor - want to purge North Carolina's voter rolls - by 10 Percent. The State Board of Elections disagrees. The Charlotte Observer broke the story first, then the News and Observer , then Facing South (very comprehensive) and then all over the internet:
The story begins in earnest on April 18, 2007 with this memo from the Department of Justice to the North Carolina State elections officials.
This DOJ memo serves in effect as "license to purge voters" if an election official were so inclined. This memo reads just like a form letter, citing no specific registration numbers and fails to provide the "official" report that it alludes to.
But the DOJ is wrong.More here at Blue NC- Advertisement -
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Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USAAuditor Merritt has 'sensitive information' to explain
What's going on with the U.S. Department of Justice and North Carolina's Office of the State Auditor? Have they in fact identified "sensitive information" and troubling irregularities in North Carolina's voter registration system that could contribute to election fraud?
Or have they, as the State Board of Elections has advised both the Justice Department and State Auditor Les Merritt, fundamentally misunderstood the data and state and federal laws?..."This is a particular concern at this time when the national press is reporting serious issues about the politicization by the United States Department of Justice of the voter registration process," Mr. Bartlett wrote the auditor. "We do not want that kind of problem in our State."