Beaufort County Commissioners are Resolved to Stop Voter Fraud | Beaufort County Now | By a vote of 5 to 2, the Beaufort County Commissioners passed a resolution to request that the North Carolina General Assembly decline any requests from the State Board of elections to change the process of Absentee Voting.
January 12, 2022 - Publisher's note:Due to a publishing SNAFU, I have been remiss in my duties, here at BCN, regarding the proper categorization of county government publications; in particular, the Enhanced County Government Videos, begun August 1, 2019.
Therefore, to thoroughly correct this miscue, I will make the proper categorical correction, and bring these archives forward beginning on January 12, 2022; mixing these historical patterns of fact in with the current news of our day. Some posts brought forward will not be video broadcasts, but most informative posts as to who and what you Beaufort County Commissioners are, and how they govern.
At the May 4, 2020 Beaufort County Commissioners' general meeting, by a vote of 5 to 2 (the two Democratic Socialist commissioners Ed Booth and Jerry Langley voting against the measure), Beaufort County's commissioners passed a resolution to request that the North Carolina General Assembly decline any requests from the State Board of Elections to change the process of Absentee Voting. Sadly, the problem with making the absentee voting process easier for those that cannot get to the polls to vote, as is their Constitutional right to do so, is that there will exist the unintended consequence arising from that revamped process, which will create an elections environment that is far more susceptible to Voter Fraud.
The purpose for the passed resolution, and the reason for my concern was the insideous and anti democratic practice of
ballot harvesting, which could become a felonious exercise to load up unlawful and unreal votes in the columns of candidates, who would otherwise not become the rightful winner of an election.
The simple act of Ballot Harvesting, while not illegal, subverts the intent of the democratic practice of people voting their constituency in a purely private manner. Where Ballot Harvesting becomes felonious is when those doing the harvesting of ballots act to coerce potential live voters, or insidiously develop a scheme to collect votes by forging the names of multiple unqiualified voters that have not otherwise been expunged from the voter rolls; for example deceased voters.
Remarkably, this resolution did pass, with few fine words and without too much discussion regarding its merits, expressing the resolved hope that when this State Board of Elections request is submitted to the North Carolina general assembly that North Carolina's legislators will simply "do nothing".
Below is the video of my poor presentation to the Beaufort County Commissioners, where they passed this resolution to restrict the spread of Voter Fraud in North Carolina, and the aforementioned resolution: Below the short video.
Resolution Requesting the NC General Assembly to Take an Active Role in Keeping Our Voting Process Safe from Voter Fraud
Whereas, the Beaufort County Commissioners are a body politic of the state government of North Carolina and constitutionally sanctioned to govern as its agent at the local level on many issues important to the People of North Carolina, and;
Whereas, Beaufort County government is charged with administering the electing of local and federal government political representatives, as are all of North Carolina's 100 county governments so similarly charged to do so, and;
Whereas, North Carolina's State Board of Elections has publicly expressed that they are seeking remedy from their perceived threat of the Coronavirus Pandemic that could make voting in North Carolina's counties more restrictive in person, with Absentee Voting provisions, already sanctioned by North Carolina's general assembly and already established as a remedy to not having the capacity to vote in person, as also too restrictive, and;
Whereas, North Carolina's State Board of Elections has publicly stated that they will beg North Carolina's general assembly to legislate new law making Absentee Voting less restrictive, with, however, a sure unintended consequence arising from such action creating a possibility that Absentee Voting would be less secure from Voter Fraud, and;
Whereas, North Carolina's State Board of Elections and North Carolina's government is currently being sued by government transparency "watchdog" Judicial Watch for keeping a million inactive voters on its county's voting rolls, while "denying the public its right to obtain information about voter registration list maintenance" thus creating, however unintended, an enriched environment whereby Voter Fraud may occur, and;
Whereas, North Carolina's system of voting for elected office has recently been embroiled in scandal, however unintended, where the process of Absentee Voting ballet harvesting produced an unreliable outcome in a congressional election, forcing a second election while leaving that congressional district unrepresented for many months, therefore;
Be it Resolved that The Beaufort County Commissioners adamantly request that North Carolina's general assembly take no action, at this critical juncture of this Coronavirus Pandemic, to change and thereby weaken North Carolina's general statutes pertaining to elections.
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