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Weekly wrap: Voter fraud, Dix offer, coal ash documents

Posted April 4, 2014

— The State Board of Elections is examining the records of hundreds of 2012 North Carolina voters whose names match those of people who cast ballots in other states in that election, prompting charges of widespread voter fraud from Republicans.

A year after lawmakers scotched its deal to lease the Dorothea Dix property from the state to convert it into a major park, Raleigh made a $38 million offer to buy the site.

Thousands of pages of documents released in a state lawsuit against Duke Energy over its coal ash ponds show that Duke and environmental regulators have tried to keep information about the ash ponds secret.

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  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 8, 2014

    Absentee voting should only be allowed for those who are required to be out of the country at the time of the election for work purposes only and documentation of such should be required. We need to take steps to reduce all double voting including requiring a current valid id. One person one vote.

  • Pensive01 Apr 8, 2014

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    The majority of double voting involves the use of absentee ballots, so a person could very well vote in person, using that valid ID, and send off an absentee ballot, for which the showing of a valid voter ID is not required. All that is needed is having overly easy requirements with which to get absentee ballots, a direction in which the very same legislature which passed the voter ID law, moved NC towards by lowering the requirements to get absentee ballots in NC. One need only look at Florida, which has a voter ID law, to see that even in elections where the ID law was in effect, there still persists a fairly big problem with absentee ballot fraud. Voter ID laws will not have an effect on that type of double voting and only people in denial refuse to see that fact. So before you point fingers at others for being on an Egyptian river tour, you might want to consider getting off yours first.

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 8, 2014

    "And the amount of this type of voter fraud that the new voter ID law will prevent--zero."

    not at all true, once again ...

    Current valid state id would stop people form voting where they once lived and registered.

    denial denial denial

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 8, 2014

    [quote=13547709]Post by Plenty Coups[/quote

    Read the comment below...

  • Doug Pawlak Apr 7, 2014
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    So says everybody. How is supposedly voting in two states or absentee ballot fraud going to be prevented by ID's?

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 7, 2014

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    Or so say MSNBC.

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 7, 2014

    Current valid state id would stop people form voting where they once lived and registered. One person one vote!

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 7, 2014

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    ah, not true but keep on repeating that...

  • George Herbert Apr 7, 2014
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    And the amount of this type of voter fraud that the new voter ID law will prevent--zero.

  • BigBrokeBill Apr 6, 2014

    If they admit to finding voter fraud will they actually do anything about it?