By Francis De Luca
November 18, 2016
When people think of discrimination and voting they quickly go to the where the Left wants them to go and think about young people, poor people and minorities. But there is a more insidious type of discrimination and in 2016 it likely impacted the election here in North Carolina.
With statewide races, including the Governor and State Auditor, being decided by fewer than 5,000 votes, it is highly probable that the over-70,000 voters who used the “Same Day Registration” (SDR) method during one-stop voting decided these and some other 2016 elections. These 70,000 voters are receiving special treatment while the other 4.6 million-plus voters who voted this year follow the law governing registration and voting.
How do these SDR voters receive special treatment? The differences are when their votes are counted and how the state verifies that their registration is valid and complies with the law.
The verification process for traditional voter registration involves mailing the new registrant a voting card that has information about offices the registrant can vote for and their polling place location on Election Day. If the card is not returned to the local board of elections by the post office as undeliverable within 15 days, the registration is verified. Read the rest of this entry