Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

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765—number of voters who may have voted in North Carolina and in another state in the 2012 election, according to a report presented to a General Assembly committee last week based on information from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program (“NC election officials identify hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud,” News & Observer, April 2, 2014)

765—number of alleged double voting incidents still under investigation by the State Board of Elections (Ibid)

1—number of hours after report about potential voter fraud that Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis issued a joint statement saying the report provided “alarming evidence of voter fraud (“Tillis, Berger Issue Joint Statement on Newly Discovered, Alarming Evidence of Voter Error and Fraud, News Release, Office of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger)

1—number of days after the report about potential voter fraud was presented to a legislative committee that a spokesman for the State Board of Elections said the report was actually an update on cases under examination and said the preliminary findings may “constitute evidence of voter fraud, voter error, poll worker error, or data problems.” (North Carolina Legislators Justify Voter Suppression With An Inconclusive Report, Think Progress, April 3, 2014)

0—number of times that news release Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis noted that allegations of double voting are still under investigation by State Board of Elections (Ibid)

0—number of cases of alleged double voting in two states that would have been prevented by the new voter ID law passed by the 2013 General Assembly (“Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn’t stop 2-state voting, Associated Press April 3, 2014)

9—number of years since the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program was created by Kansas Secretary of State and longtime Republican activist Kris Kobach (“Special Report – Who’s driving North Carolina’s latest voter fraud hysteria?” Institute of Southern Studies, April 4, 2014)

28—number of states that are currently participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program (Ibid)

110 million—number of voter files being shared by the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program (Ibid)

0—number of cases across the country that Korbach’s office could identify as of October 2013 in which evidence of voter fraud found by Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program has resulted in actual criminal charges (Ibid)

17—number of alleged voter fraud cases by identified by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program in Colorado in early 2013 and turned over to the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office (Ibid)

17—number of the 17 alleged voter fraud causes found in Colorado that were dismissed in July 2013  after the District Attorney found that none of them involved actual fraud and that the allegations were “politically motivated.” (Ibid)

4,505,372—number of votes cast in North Carolina in the 2012 presidential election (N.C. State Board of Elections)