Following a contentious election, Republicans and conservatives looking for voter fraud have been searching the register of deeds to determine how many dead people are still on the voter rolls. Those who are keen and meticulous on “winning at all costs” already know not to turn in an absentee ballot with a dead person’s signature. If Republicans are looking for proof, they should be looking elsewhere too, specifically adult care facilities.
Following an anonymous tip, Asheville Alliance looked up addresses of several adult care and mental health facilities in Buncombe County. The addresses were cross referenced with Buncombe County’s voter registration database provided by North Carolina’s Board of Elections. A cursory examination of the first five facilities led to one facility whose address matched over a dozen individuals that registered on the same day. Several ballots that were mailed from this facility arrived at Buncombe County Board of Elections, also on the same day. The individuals at this center are alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Since they are at this facility, and under the care of a designated mental treatment center, their fitness of mind is questionable; they are susceptible to coercion and manipulation. This facility preyed on their patients’ infirmities to commit voter fraud.
Voter registration records and the adult care facilities involved in the alleged fraud are currently under investigation. Names will be released when directed by lawyers working with North Carolina State Board of Elections.