When I saw the caption “Tillis, Berger Issue Joint Statement on Newly Discovered, Alarming Evidence of Voter Error and Fraud”, I presume I should be forgiven for expecting evidence of voter error and fraud. I was disappointed. What was actually presented were warning flags. Here’s an example:
765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
That’s not evidence of actual fraud. I do think it suggests that more investigation is warranted.
Some of the numbers presented were actually pretty alarming:
155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
765 votes would not be enough to swing North Carolina’s statewide elections in 2012. They might have been enough to influence the House elections.
However, 765 votes would have been enough to change the outcome of the Minnesota election for the U. S. Senate, for example, which could have made the difference between the PPACA’s being passed or not.
I honestly don’t understand why progressives pooh-pooh claims of widespread vote fraud. It’s not like Bigfoot. There have been enough convictions in the courts that its existence can’t reasonably be disputed and in very close elections a few votes one way or another can make a difference.