(USA Features) Government and legal watchdog Judicial Watch has filed suit against the state of North Carolina for failing to purge more than 1 million inactive names from voter registration rolls.
The group, which has filed similar lawsuits against a number of other states, says keeping inactive names on registration lists makes it easier to commit vote fraud.
The suit against North Carolina, as well as Mecklenburg Guildford Counties, alleges that officials have not cleaned up voter registration lists as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
According to Judicial Watch, about 17 percent of North Carolina’s voter registrations are inactive as of 2019 — making it the fifth-highest state in the country for inactive registered voters.
Specifically, about 15.5 percent of Mecklenburg County’s voter registrations are inactive, while 18 percent of Guilford County’s voter registrations are inactive, Breitbart News reported.
The latest lawsuit comes as Leftist billionaire George Soros is bankrolling a nationwide effort led by Democrats to implement mail-in balloting, which critics say also lends itself to vote fraud.
Democrats want to see the measure implemented ahead of the 2020 elections in November, but it’s doubtful that majority Republicans in the Senate would back such a plan or that President Donald Trump would sign it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has tried to include a nationwide mail-in ballot initiative as part of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.
She has said the mail-in ballot would alleviate the need for Americans to expose themselves to the virus by showing up at polling places.
“Election expert Eric Eggers, research director of the Government Accountability Insititute, has said such a plan would potentially send mail-in ballots to an estimated 24 million ineligible voters — including two million dead voters and nearly three million voters who are registered to vote in more than one state,” Breitbart News noted.