Republicans Delay Vote on New Registration Initiative with Dubious Charges of 'Invalid Voters'...
By Brad Friedman on 6/20/2007, 10:56am PT  

Blogged by Brad Friedman on the road...

It looks like the numerous scandals embroiling the Bush Administration Justice Department haven't slowed down the GOP's stealth campaign to suppress voters and pervert democracy any way they can get away with it...

On June 5, less than thirty minutes before the North Carolina State Senate was scheduled to vote on a bill that would allow voters to register up until three days before an election (down from 25), the Republican state auditor sent out an email to legislators saying that he had "sensitive information" about voting irregularities. Lawmakers agreed to delay the vote.

So what was all the fuss about? His office's preliminary report had discovered tens of thousands of potentially invalid voters and nearly 400 votes by dead people, he announced. Clearly the scourge of voter fraud had hit North Carolina --- more registered voters could only logically mean more chances for fraud.

TPM Muckraker has the full details...