The NC DACA problem is getting some attention. Several things happened today and this post is an update to bring everyone up to snuff.
1st off, I heard from James Johnson,President of NCFIRE and I believe that a local NC Newspaper interviewed him today concerning the DACA SNAFU.
2nd item: Another soldier in this fight, Bart, informed me that he has been in contact with his local County Board of Elections. He found out that when the NC DMV registers someone to vote, the Local Boards get these Voter Registrations ‘Electronically’ — They do NOT get a paper ‘Voter Registration Form’ that has been filled out by the individual. The “Signatures” are ALSO Electronic Signatures. (this is a problem in my opinion but we’ll fight that another day — Stay focused!)
3rd item: Bart also today informed me that he had contacted the lady at the DOT… the one that supplied James Johnson with the numbers of the DACA Issued Licenses (14,836 thru 9/20/14). Bart requested a list of Names & Addresses of those that resided in HIS COUNTY alone. Sophia Spencer (the DOT Records Manager) informed him that she would check with DMV to see if they could “Break Out” that information for him. He also stated that he made it very clear as to what he wanted the info for, and that she completely understood his request. As of this post, he has not heard back from Ms. Spencer yet.
4th item: Bart (who shall for the rest of this post be referred to as “Radar O’Rielly – the DACA Clerk”, since he seems to know who to go to, and he gets things done) was in touch with Senator Phil Berger’s office. Radar said one of Berger’s staffers, a Mr. Ogden called him back this afternoon and said he would make sure that Berger was aware of the issue. Ogden also stated that he liked RADAR’s SOLUTION to the DACA SNAFU.
Radar O’Reilly’s Solution
to the DACA SNAFU
Starting immediately, contact the NC Governor’s office:
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Phone: (919) 814-2000
Fax: (919) 733-2120
Email Link / Contact Form:
Since the General Assembly is NOT in session, and SINCE ‘Time is of the Essence’, We the People of North Carolina urge the Governor to issue an Executive Order / Emergency Declaration (or whatever you want to call it) calling for the following actions:
1) The NC DOT / DMV will provide EACH County Board of Elections office with the Names, Addresses, Date of Birth, SS# of ALL of the DACA Issued Drivers Licensees for said county. This MUST be done by 5pm on Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
2) The County BoE’s will supply this DACA list to every polling location for early voting that begins on Thursday the 23rd. As individuals come into vote, the registrar will look-up the voters name on the normal list, verify Address as normal operations cite, but then also check the DACA list to see if they are on that one too. Should only take an additional 30-45 seconds per voter to do this.
3) If the individual is NOT on the DACA List, Proceed as normal. Issue the voter a ballot and allow them to vote
4) If the Individual is on the VOTER Rolls AND also on the DACA list, Flag THAT VOTER and report them to the Election Judge or Judges that are on site at the polling location.
a) If the Individual starts a commotion, or if there are any hesitant / uneasy feelings whatsoever, on anyone’s part, Issue that person a Provisional Ballot and allow them to continue w/ the process.
b) This should be NO ISSUE for the Legal Advisers because according to NCGS § 163-82.4 — It IS the responsibility of the County BoE’s to correct any Incorrect Information on a Voter Registration Form.
Also contact the Lt. Governor’s Office:
Office of the Lt. Governor
20401 Mail Service Center,
Raleigh, NC 27699-0401
Phone: (919) 733-7350 – Fax: (919) 733-6595
Email Form link;
5th item: James Johnson got in touch with Rep. Chris Millis (Pender & Onslow Counties) and Rep. Millis has fired off a Letter;
Here is the TEXT of the letter:
10/20/14 – Letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections
Fellow citizens, please find the following excerpt from a letter sent to the State Board of the North Carolina State Board of Elections on October 20, 2014 concerning non-citizens registered to vote in North Carolina.
Dear State Board Members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections:
It has been recently brought to my attention that there is high potential that our North Carolina voter registration rolls may include non-citizens that are registered to vote in the upcoming election. I am troubled that the sovereignty of one’s vote has the potential to be negated by individuals who are not legal citizens of our State and Nation. In an effort to separate facts from speculation, your official investigation into this matter and response to my office is requested.
Correspondence began a few weeks ago between interested individuals and the NCSBOE staff concerning whether individuals under the Federal “DACA” program were currently registered to vote in North Carolina. Please note that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a Federal designation instituted in 2012 by the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish that the Federal government would “defer action” in upholding the law concerning undocumented illegal immigrants that met a specific criteria. Due to this Federal action, North Carolina’s administration moved forward with issuing driving privileges to DACA individuals in a manner that would include a unique NC Driver’s License noting the individual’s legal presence but unlawful status. I, along with a number of other members of the legislature, disagreed with the administration’s move to issue identification and driver’s licenses by way of the state due to unknown and unintended consequences that could arise without a prudent examination of related statutes and mechanisms for proper issuance. Nevertheless, a few years later, it is understood that over 14,800 DACA individuals in North Carolina have received state issued driver’s licenses and a number may be registered to vote in the upcoming election.
Written correspondence by the Executive Director of the NC State Board of Elections claims that “an extremely large number of voters” on the voter rolls appear to be non-citizens when the data from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was verified with the Federal Department of Homeland Security. While I will refrain from jumping to any conclusions at this point, I do request an official response from the State Board on whether DACA individuals, non-citizen visa holders, permanent legal residents, or any other non-citizen are currently registered to vote in North Carolina. Also, if non-citizens are found on the voter rolls, please officially respond to the likely procedure in which these non-citizens were allowed to register to vote (since the very first requirement is to be a United States citizen) and the Board’s actions for immediate removal.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter and for your service on the State Board. I look forward to your response concerning the facts surrounding non-citizens on North Carolina’s voter rolls, their pathway to becoming registered to vote, and future action to be taken by the Board. Based upon this information it is my desire that the people of North Carolina, and their state elected officials, would be properly informed and would take the necessary action to protect the sovereignty of the vote of each and every citizen of our great State.
Representative Chris Millis
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twentieth Day of October in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.