RALEIGH – These days, suggesting there may be fraudulent activity surrounding elections is a good way to get unfriended, fired, and black-listed. And yet, it seems, every week there is more confirmation that fraud in elections is a real problem.
This week that confirmation comes as 24 individuals in North Carolina are charged with voter fraud by federal prosecutors after 18 months of investigation. This weren’t truck drivers making late night ballot deliveries in Detroit; or fixers in Atlanta pulling out secret boxes of Biden ballots; these are just illegal aliens or non-citizens from places like Mexico, Nigeria, and Yemen illegally voting in North Carolina elections.
From US News:
“[…] Two of the defendants were charged earlier this year with unlawful voting in the 2016 general election, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for eastern North Carolina said.
More than 15 other defendants, including four whose indictments were unsealed Friday, were charged with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote, according to a list the government released of those charged and their nationalities. The two charged with unlawful voting also are accused of false claims of citizenship.
Several people also have been charged with naturalization fraud and the misuse of immigration visas and other documents.
Those charged are listed as being from Mexico and several central American countries, as well as from France, Yemen, Iraq and Nigeria and other countries. Each defendant was charged individually, and there are no conspiracy charges, according to the news release. […]”
Getting to these indictments was no easy task for the federal prosecutors, either. The State Board of Elections dragged its feet in fulfilling records requests, complaining they were too broad, that delayed the investigation’s findings for at least a year.
The resistance to producing records that might expose voter fraud as anything but a myth, the refusal to clean voter rolls, and the demonization of voter integrity reforms is just the sort of flak you’d expect to catch when you’ve hovered right over the target.
Read more about the federal investigation into NC voter fraud here.