DMV gets subpoena too in federal voting query
The state Division of Motor Vehicles also got a subpoena in the ongoing federal inquiry of North Carolina voting records, with investigators requesting eight years worth of voter registration applications in any language other than English.Posted — Updated
The subpoena bears the same date as similar demands that went to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and local elections officials in 44 eastern counties: Aug. 31, the Friday before Labor Day.
A DMV spokeswoman said Monday that the division's legal counsel is reviewing the subpoena, which seeks voter registration applications from non-citizens.
The DMV subpoena seeks voter registration applications and supporting documents going back to January 2010 that were either:
- From an applicant born outside of the United States
- From an applicant without a Social Security card or driver's license
- From an applicant who indicated he or she wasn't a citizen
- Filed using a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employment authorization card, lawful permanent resident card or other documents that indicate the applicant wasn't a U.S. citizen.
- Filed using a foreign passport or other foreign identity document
- Denied or otherwise found to be "fraudulent, incorrectly filed, ineligible, or were found to have other irregularities"
- Completed in a language other than English
The documents are due by Sept. 25, the subpoena states. That was initially the due date for state and county election offices, but federal investigators agreed last week to relax that deadline after election officials said it would be difficult to prepare for the November elections while also pulling the millions of documents covered by the subpoenas.
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