Voter fraud in North Carolina?
The left repeatedly assures us there is no such thing as voter fraud, and anyone suggesting otherwise is a partisan monster. But in North Carolina, where the votes are still being counted in a very close gubernatorial election, Republicans allege they have evidence of a massive, coordinated voter fraud scheme that may have tipped the final results:
“With hundreds of fraudulent votes found in just one North Carolina county for a straight Democratic ticket, close examination of this election is required to make sure the true winner of the election is properly determined,” said Jason Torchinsky, legal counsel for the Pat McCrory Committee Legal Defense Fund. “The staggering evidence of voter fraud in Bladen County and the number of similar PACs that the North Carolina Democratic Party donated to shortly before the start of early vote requires close examination throughout the state.”
The fraudulent ballots were identified as problematic after Dowless brought suspicions of voter fraud in his race for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor to the attention of the Bladen County Board of Elections prior to Election Day.
According to Bladen County Board of Elections officials, an “overwhelming number” of suspicious write-in votes cast for Democrat Franklin Graham in the race for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor appear to have “overtly similar” handwriting patterns on the ballots and witness signatures. In many cases, dozens of ballots appear to be filled out and witnessed by the same person without indicating that any voter assistance was provided, a clear example of voter fraud in violation of North Carolina election law. The county and state Boards of Elections are investigating.
Suspicion does not equal guilt, and an investigation is currently underway. However, if these allegations prove to be true, then we can put to rest the notion that voter fraud is an imaginary problem in search of a cure.