Starting with a salvo of baseless challenges:
Jay DeLaney, executive director of the Voter Integrity Project, submitted 550 official challenges to the status of Wake County registered voters. In a preliminary hearing Tuesday members of the Wake County Board of Elections dismissed the challenges to more than 500 voter registrations while agreeing to further investigate 18 of them.
They actually started with 6,000 names, ending up with 18 "maybes". And now we follow the whitebread crumbs:
We are at a point in history where people will be forced to decide whether or not they want to sit back and let evil triumph or pull up their sleeves and do the hard work of defending our great constitutional freedom.
While there are similar organizations springing up all across our nation, VIP is starting as a North Carolina initiative. It springs from my outrage at the news of how election after election is stolen in some amazingly brazen way. Organizations in other states have started paving the way to turn this problem around. Much of VIP-NC's inspiration comes from King Street Patriots and their True the Vote campaign, that started in Texas. After close coordination through leader meetings and training workshops, they have agreed to support the efforts of VIP-NC.
You may not have heard of the King Street Patriots, but you probably have heard of the outrageous voter intimidation that True The Vote has wrought:
A spin off of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, a group who gained notoriety during the 2008 and 2010 elections for harassing and intimidating Houston voters, True the Vote supports the voter ID laws championed by ALEC and other right-wing groups. But their primary role in the effort to suppress the vote will manifest on Election Day. By then, True the Vote hopes to have trained a million poll watchers around the country to crackdown on cases of voter fraud—people voting on behalf of dead citizens, undocumented immigrants attempting to vote and people voting twice.
Make no mistake: their intent is not to stop voter fraud (which even they know is a non-issue), but to make voting such a hassle that some people just won't go. People of a certain color, that is.
BlueNC is dedicated to making North Carolina a more progressive and prosperous state. If your intention is to disrupt this effort, please find somewhere else to express your opinions.