Of course there is voter fraud and of course people vote more than once in North Carolina elections. The surprising thing is that this type of fraud was discovered at all because North Carolina election laws make it almost impossible to detect. Most of the time, board of election offices chalk it up to administrative error or have no clue that it is happening.
Now, almost 3 years after this voter fraud occurred, charges are brought against 3 people for voting more than once in the 2008 General Election. We have no idea how many more people are out there that make it habit to vote more than once in an election, either using their own name or names of inactive voters.
The North Carolina Election System needs an overhaul. The Republicans in the General Assembly made a stab at it this year, but in the end some good proposals ended up in some committee.
More and more, the people of North Carolina are questioning the outcome of their elections. Let’s hope the NC Legislature will pick up where they left off and work to pass good, solid election reform legislation that will protect all our votes.