Yesterday, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger released a statement announcing the findings that the NC State Board of Elections presented to the NC Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee. The initial findings showed:
- 765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
- 35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
- 155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
The NC Board of Elections additionally discovered, after an audit of death records, that 81 dead voters had continued voting after their deaths.
“These findings should put to rest ill-informed claims that problems don’t exist and help restore the integrity of our elections process,” said Tillis and Berger in a statement.