After about a year of cross-referencing North Carolina voter rolls with Florida's rolls, the Voter Integrity Project announced it found 5,167 people who appeared to be registered in both states.
These names were matched by three criteria -- first name, last name, and date of birth.
Of these, 147 may have been the victim or perpetrator of voter fraud, said Jay DeLancy, Executive Director of VIP-NC.
“We’re not accusing anybody of committing vote fraud,” said DeLancy.
The data has been turned over to authorities for further investigation.
In a report that drew national attention, the North Carolina Board of Elections reported last week that tens of thousands of potential matches were made in state voter rolls, when compared to 27 other states' lists.
One group of 765 voters in NC had their first names, last names, plus dates of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers matched with voters in other states. This group of 765 voted in both NC and another state in 2012.
Another group of 35,750 NC voters had matches of first name, last name, and date of birth with voters in other states. These 35,750 voted in both NC and another state in 2012.
The Board of Elections must now investigate each case to see if it was registration error, clerical mistake, or fraud.
I don't expect all of these cases to be fraud. But I don't expect NONE to be, either.
The information came via the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a voluntary association that Republicans signed NC up for once the GOP took control of the Legislature.
The left doesn't like this program very much.
What the North Carolina election officials didn’t discuss is who had conducted the checks, and when or why the decision had been made to undertake them. They also didn’t mention the results of similar checks done in other states, which have led to only a handful of cases even being considered for prosecution.
Yeah. It's probably best not to cross-check at all.
But with the new VIP-NC numbers from Florida (a state that doesn't participate in the Crosscheck Program), the NC Board of Elections now has a total of 40,917 cases to examine.
We'll stay tuned to see if VIP-NC adds any more to that total.