418 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 9 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Politicized DOJ Issues License to Purge Voters to North Carolina

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments

Joyce McCloy
Message Joyce McCloy
Our state recently received a "License to Purge" votes.  Did yours?
North Carolina election officials turned down the invite to purge, but will your election officials?  See the memo from the DOJ, see our state's reply.  Bringing the efforts of the DOJ to light has resulted in our state lawmakers setting up a hearing to get to the bottom of this.
More votes are lost by deliberate voter supression than any other method.  Do you have people in your state in place to repulse attempts to politicize your elections?  Will your state election officials accept the DOJ invite to block the vote.  Do you have anyone working with Project Vote and the Brennan Center for Justice?  
The DOJ's Zealous Attempt to Purge North Carolina's Voter Registration Rolls
 Sat, 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
Efforts of the Department of "Justice" and our partisan State Auditor - to politicize North Carolina's elections are out in the open now, and the public is angry:
The right to vote
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Auditor 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."
Don't let the Department of Justice block the vote in your state.  Find out if your Secretary of State or other election officials have received a "License to Purge Voters" and get in touch with Project Vote and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Rate It | View Ratings

Joyce McCloy Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Editor of the Voting News. The Voting News is a free national newsletter about election integrity issues, voting machines, election fraud, voter access and legislation in United States and international news.

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

McCain's Absentee Ballot Mailer Fiasco Spreads - Could Disqualify Some Voters

Voting News: Online Voting - All That Glitters Is Not Gold. Does your vote count in Georgia?

New: Fake Voter Registration Letter in Florida Misleads Voters

Why Maryland STILL Does Not Have Paper Ballots

Voting News: Voter roll flaws impact 1 in 10 voters. Voters sue to count 12, 563 RivCo ballots

Voting News: WV 1st in military internet voting. Boise U internet election voided. DC voting rights. ACORN's epitaph

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend