A Post-Election Audit Report by North Carolina’s State Board of Elections shows 508 illegal votes cast in the 2016 general election:
- 441 cases of voting by suspected active felons
- 41 non-citizens cast ballots
- 24 substantiated cases of double-voting
- Two cases of voter impersonation
According to the report, the non-citizens found to have illegally voted “were matched to the Department of Homeland Security’s [SAVE] database using information obtained from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).” Such matching done prior to the election could have eliminated ineligible non-citizens from the voter rolls before they cast illegal ballots.
The NCSBE also reported that mail ballot “irregularities” in Bladen County have been referred to federal prosecutors for criminal investigation.
Once again we see that illegal and fraudulent voting is not “non-existent.”
Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation, urged public officials not to be complacent.
“If it weren’t a problem, the number would be zero,” he said. “Not only is it above zero, but [it includes] things that are not supposed to be able to happen, like dead people voting. That’s supposed to be a punchline.”