Greg Flynn

The power of citizen activism: Greg Flynn shines a light on campaign finance improprieties

If you're fudging your books, he will eventually make you pay for that bad judgment:

In early March, Raleigh political activist Greg Flynn filed complaints with the state board saying the reports don't contain information required by law, have numbers that do not match up and, if correct, would indicate the campaign transferred more than $10,000 to Hise's pocket.

Flynn said this week he doesn't know whether the problems are the result of sloppy bookkeeping or show Hise has used campaign funds to enrich himself. Flynn said he is a Democrat who looks for issues with campaign finance reports filed by candidates from both parties. He said he became interested in Hise's reports when looking into a trip several legislators including Hise took to China that was organized by an industry group.

Trust me when I say, uncovering this information takes time, patience, and a certain level of analytical thinking that escapes most of us. I'd really like to say, "We need to crowdsource this," but I'm not sure this capability can even be taught. I probably don't have it, and I've devoted literally thousands of hours to scrutinizing state and Federal campaign finance records. So I'm giving Greg both a hat-tip and a bow, because this is one of those "services to the public" that just can't be estimated.

Voter registration challenge in Wake

I learn something new every day.

Today, the Wake Board of Elections (BOE) today discussed Greg Flynn’s challenge to Jay DeLancy’s voter registration. Mr. DeLancy leads the Voter Integrity Project, a group dedicated to the proposition that all voter registrations are suspect and probably fraudulent unless it can be determined that the voter voted Republican. Mr. Flynn had reason to send a Registered Mail-Return Receipt Requested letter to Mr. DeLancy and, Lo! and Behold! it was returned. Did Registered Voter Jay DeLancy actually live at that address?? A challenge ensued, with the returned letter as evidence.

Republican Tracker caught videotaping Lillian's List fundraiser attendees and their license plates

A Republican tracker was caught videotaping attendees at a Lillian's List fundraiser. He also taped the license plates of cars parked outside the event.

Trackers are fairly commonplace. Democrats hire them too, so we won't pretend to be shocked. I just think it is fun to turn the tables on him.

Thanks to Greg Flynn, we know a little bit about our new friend. According to his license plate cover - if you can trust these things - he is or was a brother at Sigma Tau Gamma. While there are plenty of chapters in the U.S., there are three chapters in North Carolina - at UNCG, UNCC and ECU. His car was purchased in Raleigh from one of the Crabtree dealerships. He drives a gray Pontiac Grand Prix.

I'm sure he's a nice enough guy...once you get over that whole voyeur thing he has going on.

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