Non-Citizens Are Voting

National Review – Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections?

A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.

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Democrats’ Voter ID Lies

FrontPage – With a perfectly straight face, Barack Obama recently told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network that “the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our [voting] rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud.” Eric Holder likewise contends, without even a hint of a grin, that voter ID laws are merely “political efforts” designed to make it “more difficult” for nonwhite minorities to “have access to the ballot.” And Hillary Clinton, too, casually dismisses voter fraud as a “phantom epidemic” that exists chiefly in the imagination of conservatives. Democrat consultant Donna Brazile puts it more colorfully, calling charges of voter fraud “a big ass lie.”

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Why, does the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist Party always claim that minority voters will not be able to exercise their voting rights?

voting rightsIt seems to me that the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist Party is always insulting the intelligence of the minorities. Why, would a minority vote for the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist Party candidate if, that party was always calling him an idiot that could not find his precinct or register early enough to vote or find time to get a free ID? It’s usually two years between elections. Isn’t that enough time to register, find your correct precinct and get a free ID?

“The Court of Appeals determined that at least two of the measures elimination of same-day registration and termination of out-of-precinct voting risked significantly reducing opportunities for black voters to exercise the franchise in violation of [section] 2 of the Voting Rights Act. I would not displace that record-based reasoned judgment,” Ginsburg wrote in a dissent joined by Sotomayor – from Could it be that the other Judges feel that the Voting Rights Act also got it wrong?

Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. It often takes the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. –

Suggested reading:  Click here to read: A Case for Voter ID.

If, Obama must show ID to vote why shouldn’t you?  Click here to watch video of Obama showing his ID to vote.

Critics Who Claim Voter ID Laws Are Racist Won’t Like the Results of This Study  Click here to read all about it.

Most U.S. states require voters to register before an election. Ten states plus the District of Columbia presently offer same-day registration (SDR), allowing any qualified resident of the state to go to the polls on election day, register that day, and then vote. So, if 40 states DO NOT have to offer same-day registration (SDR), allowing any qualified resident of the state to go to the polls on election day, register that day, and then vote. Why, shouldn’t N.C. require voters to register before an election?

As for prohibiting voters from casting ballots outside their precinct the reason is that not ALL precincts have the same candidates on their ballots and the voter would not be able, in some cases, to vote for all of the candidates they would be able to if, they voted in their correct precinct.

Is it that the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist Party does not want the minority voters, who’s intelligence they insult all the time, to not exercise their vote to the fullest by voting in their correct precinct?

Blue Cross Blue Shield customers spooked by skyrocketing premiums

bcbsncJohn Locke Foundation – This Halloween, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) customers were spooked by skyrocketing premiums when opening their 2015 rate notification letters for their non-group health plans.  While it turns out that the mailings provided incorrect information for an estimated 38,000 policyholders with grandfathered plans — those that have not changed since the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010 — the real increases may still be scary.  Corrected notification letters are to be delivered next week.

The insurer announced last week during a media briefing that individual policyholders may still be burdened with double-digit premium increases next year. Round two of the federal health law’s insurance enrollment period begins November 15.

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Gowdy to help boost vote for Meadows, Tillis


I am excited to invite you to join me at an upcoming campaign rally THIS MONDAY, November 3rd, featuring Congressman Trey Gowdy and U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

This event will be a Get Out the Vote Rally for my reelection campaign and Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign against Kay Hagan.

This rally is 100% FREE, but you must RSVP to attend. You can do so by visiting

International Record Number of Americans Renouncing Citizenship Because of Overseas Tax Burdens

ABC News – Frustration over taxes is as American as apple pie, but some U.S. citizens are becoming so overwhelmed by the Internal Revenue Service that they’ve decided to stop being Americans altogether.

According to new Treasury Department data, 776 Americans renounced their citizenship over three months ending in September for a total of 2,353 renunciations this year, on pace to surpass the previous year’s record number of 2,999 renouncers.

Experts say this growing number of ex-Americans is a side effect of new tax regulations within the last few years intended to crack down on tax evasion but that also make it harder for all citizens abroad to conduct even routine financial transactions. Chief among them is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, passed by Congress in 2010 and in effect since July 2014. FATCA aimed to cut down on the use of secret offshore accounts by requiring foreign banks to report all Americans with accounts over $50,000 or face a 30 percent surcharge on the accounts.

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Poster Child for Student Voting Returns to His Real Domicile

Voter_Integrity_Project_NCOct 28, 2014 (ELIZABETH CITY, NC) — Montravias King, a local college student who created a name for himself being denied and later allowed to run for a City Council seat he later won, as only a temporary resident, resigned his elected position last night to return home to his true domicile, because he couldn’t find a suitable job in Elizabeth City. ECSU student

“While I feel for this young man,” said Jay DeLancy, Director of Voter Integrity Project, “but he makes the point for us that college students really do not have ties to their college community and should not be voting or running for offices there unless they truly severed their ties with their parents’ house and almost all college kids that age have not done that.”

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Maryland, Illinois Voting Machines May be Rigged for Democrats

voter fraudNewsMax – A number of voting machines in Maryland and Illinois are electronically switching Republican votes to the Democrats, raising suspicions that fraud could be at the root of the alleged malfunction.

According to, election officials in both states have characterized the problem as a “calibration issue,” but a software developer and expert on touch screens used by U.S. intelligence agencies told Newsmax that the explanation was bogus.

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Here Comes the 2014 Voter Fraud

voter fraudFox News – In the past few months, a former police chief in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to voter fraud in a town-council election. That fraud had flipped the outcome of a primary election. Former Connecticut legislator Christina Ayala has been indicted on 19 charges of voter fraud, including voting in districts where she didn’t reside. (She hasn’t entered a plea.) A Mississippi grand jury indicted seven individuals for voter fraud in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral contest, which featured voting by ineligible felons and impersonation fraud. A woman in Polk County, Tenn., was indicted on a charge of vote-buying—a practice that the local district attorney said had too long “been accepted as part of life” there.

Now come the midterm elections on Nov. 4. What is the likelihood that your vote won’t count? That your vote will, in effect, be canceled or stolen as a consequence of mistakes by election officials or fraudulent votes cast by campaign workers or ineligible voters like felons and noncitizens?

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Congressman Meadows Hosts Veteran’s Solutions Seminars

meadows-4Last week, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) hosted three Veteran’s Solutions Seminars across the 11th District to provide practical assistance to veterans on issues ranging from driver’s license renewal to assistance with Veterans Affairs (VA) claims.

 In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Veteran Affairs (NCVA), the Winston-Salem Regional Benefit Office, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Charles George VA Hospital, and the NC Highway Patrol, Congressman Meadows and staff were able to assist more than a hundred Western North Carolina veterans over the course of two days.

One homeless veteran whose claims had been repeatedly denied because of his lack of a physical address was awarded retroactive disability on the spot. The amount he will receive will be sufficient to help him get off the streets and find a home.

 Another veteran who had spent five years fighting for an increase in disability payment was granted significant retroactive payment that day.  

 A Vietnam veteran with heart problems who had been battling with the VA was finally able to speak with someone face to face about his claims, leaving him confident he would soon get his case resolved.

 “It was an honor and a privilege to meet so many men and women who served our country bravely. Seeing that they have access to the proper assistance they need is a top priority of mine,” Congressman Mark Meadows said. “It is our duty as Americans to support those who served our country selflessly,” Meadows added.

 Seminars were held in Waynesville, Hendersonville, and Lenoir to assist veterans of the 11th district.


You’ll never guess which Supreme Court Justice said this…

FS_Forest_EM_Header_3Over the last two weeks, those of us who have publically offered that the states, rather than federal circuit and district courts, have the constitutional authority to make decisions on marriage have been met with derision by liberals.

Unfair name-calling and allegations of bigotry have reached ridiculous levels aimed at those of us who are defending the constitution.

The following is a quote from the United States Supreme Court on who holds the balance of power between the federal government and the state governments when it comes to marriage. See if you can guess which Justices signed off on it.

The recognition of civil marriages is central to state domestic relations law applicable to its residents and citizens. See Williams v. North Carolina, 317 U.S. 287, 298 (1942) (“Each state as a sovereign has a rightful and legitimate concern in the marital status of persons domiciled within its borders”). The definition of marriage is the foundation of the State’s broader authority to regulate the subject of domestic relations with respect to the “[p]rotection of offspring, property interests, and the enforcement of marital responsibilities.” Ibid. “[T]he states, at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, possessed full power over the subject of marriage and divorce . . . [and] the Constitution delegated no authority to the Government of the United States on the subject of marriage and divorce.” Haddock v. Haddock, 201 U.S. 562, 575 (1906); see also In re Burrus, 136 U.S. 586, 593-594 (1890) (“The whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife, parent and child, belongs to the laws of the States and not to the laws of the United States”).
Consistent with this allocation of authority, the Federal Government, through our history, has deferred to state-law policy decisions with respect to domestic relations. . .. Federal courts will not hear divorce and custody cases even if they arise in diversity because of “the virtually exclusive primacy . . . of the States in the regulation of domestic relations.” Id., at 714. (Blackmun, J., concurring in judgment).
The significance of state responsibilities for the definition and regulation of marriage dates to the Nation’s beginning; for “when the Constitution was adopted the common understanding was that the domestic relations of husband and wife and parent and child were matters reserved to the States.” Ohio ex rel. Popovici v. Agler, 280 U.S. 379 (1930).

This must have been Justice Scalia or Justice Thomas, right? Possibly Justice Alito or Chief Justice Roberts? Maybe a justice from the early 1900s or the late 1800s? If those were your guesses, you would be wrong.

The quote is from the majority opinion United States v. Windsor, a case from 2013. The Justice who wrote the quote? Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Justices who joined him in this quote? Four of the most liberal justices to sit on our nation’s highest court: Justices Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

We stand for the State’s authority to legally define marriage. And we have over two-hundred years of constitutional jurisprudence on our side. It is the name-callers who seek to rewrite the constitution out of whole cloth by judicial order.

-Lt. Governor Dan Forest

WaPo: 17,900 non-cit voters in NC’s 2008 elections

fc.2003Stunning numbers from Friday’s Washington Post and VIP’s own research raise some serious doubts about SBoE reassurances that only 1,425 non-US citizens are registered to vote in NC. We estimate the number to be at least 10,000 and the Post pegged it around 17,900.

Urging “no cause for alarm,” Rep Harry Warren issued a detailed email to his colleagues, intended to bring closure to a media storm, created after James Johnson of the immigration-watchdog group, NC Fire discovered a large number of non-US citizens who are registered to vote in North Carolina.

While the SBoE gets a temporary pass for not explaining exactly how each illegal registration occurred, we give no credence to 1,425 voters being the final answer (109 from DACA and 1,316 from “legacy records”). Without knocking their hard work, we caution them and Rep Warren on spinning the number as if there were no more non-citizen voters in NC. It just ain’t so.

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Man-Made Global Warming ‘A Myth’, Says Weather Channel Founder – Man-made climate change is a myth and all efforts to prove its existence have failed, according to Weather Channel founder John Coleman. The award winning weatherman, whose career spans over sixty years, drew on the support of over 9,000 Ph.D. scientists to claim that “the science [purportedly proving man made global warming] is not valid”.

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My Response to Outrageous Accusations Against Republicans

Rep Paul Stam October 19th, 2014  Press Release

Outrageous Op-Ed by UNC Professor

On October 16, 2014 Gene Nichol, who identifies himself as the “Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor at the UNC School of Law,” published in the News & Observer his latest blast at Republicans.  While he claims to “not speak for UNC” he is paid by UNC an annual salary of $212,900, not including retirement, health and other benefits.  His wife, Betty Glenn George, is also paid by UNC School of Medicine an annual salary of $407,410. His accusations against Republicans are so outrageous I cannot list them all.  His attack against Democrats is that they do not complain enough about Republicans.  Let us count the ways in which he is just wrong:

1. Charge:  “The General Assembly has brutally denied health care to one half million of our most vulnerable citizens.  Many will die as a result.”  Fact:  We spend $13 billion a year of federal and state money on Medicaid alone.  Last year we increased the Medicaid budget by $500M. Most of those referenced were eligible to qualify for the federal health exchange which is heavily subsidized.  Others do receive health care, just not through Medicaid.

2. Charge:  Republicans have “required women to undergo a coerced medically unnecessary sonogram”.  Fact:  Requirement for ultrasounds at abortion clinics was instituted by Governor Jim Hunt’s Division of Public Health in 1994 without controversy or publicity.  Ultrasound before abortion had become state of the art for safety reasons.  Even Planned Parenthood does it 100% of the time.  The 2011 “Women’s Right to Know” law gave women the OPPORTUNITY to see the ultrasound image of her child and have it explained to her. She was already paying for it.

3. Charge:  “It’s taken great chunks of our education budget, already among the worst in the nation.”  Fact:  At the university level North Carolina is 4th highest in the nation in state support  per student.  Since Professor Nichol is paid by UNC he really ought to appreciate that.  North Carolina ranks 8th in the nation in state support per student for K-12 education. Since Republicans have had a majority, education funding has increased by a nearly a billion dollars. That is what the General Assembly controls. It is at the local county level that we are toward the bottom.

4. ChargeTo subsidize unaccountable, discriminatory, often absurd sectarian schools.”  Fact:  He is talking about scholarships for parents of children with special needs and for low-income parents who enroll their children in private schools.  Rather than “great chunks,” it is less than 1/10 of 1% of our education budget.  These scholarships cost the taxpayer nothing. In fact, they save taxpayers approximately $5,000 per student. Gene Nichol cannot count.

5. Charge:  “It has launched a regime of environmental degradation.”  Fact:  Our air, water and soil are cleaner than they have ever been in the last 100 years.  The new Coal Ash law is the first and toughest in the nation. Absurd advertisements by the National Resources Defense Council state that taxpayers will clean up the Dan River spill.  But it is crystal clear that Duke Energy’s shareholders will pay for that cleanup.

6. Charge:  “It has raised the (tax) rates of low-income workers.”  Fact: That charge is really ironic.  Yes, the Democrats raised the tax rates on low-income families from 2003-2010. Senator Kay Hagan, budget chair, was leading the effort to raise the regressive sales tax rate.  It was Republicans in 2011 who reduced the sales tax by a penny ($1 billion a year of tax relief) that disproportionally benefited low-income families. Our 2013 tax reform further benefited low-income workers by reducing their income tax rate and calculating their taxes after considering personal exemptions.  In contrast the Democrats determined personal income taxes on low-income workers based on the first dollar earned.

7. ChargeTo finance tax cuts for the rich”.  Fact:  This apparently refers to Senator Hagan’s constant ads about the sales tax rates on jets and yachts.  North Carolina has capped the sales tax rate on airplanes since 1957 and on boats since 1967. Not one Democrat moved to change that rate in the tax reform of 2011 or 2013 nor did Senator Hagan ever attempt to raise that rate when she was in charge of the budget.

8. ChargeBy boldly attacking the right to vote.”  What is he talking about?  The end of straight ticket voting?  Shortening the days of early voting but maintaining the same number of hours so it would be more useful to people who work for a living? What eligible voter will be denied the right to vote?

I could go on and on but I have to work. Does he?


Rep. Paul Stam

Speaker Pro Tem

North Carolina General Assembly

Why Islam’s Sharia law is the biggest threat to American safety

no shariaThe Washington Times – Former US Attorney General Mike Mukasey spoke recently at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, North Carolina. “Isms all want to rid the world of something. Nazism wanted to rid the world of Jews. Communism wanted to rid the world of God. Islamism wants to rid the world of infidels – that is you,” said Mukasey.

Sharia (the “path) is Islamic law. According to most sources, including the Council on Foreign Relations, shariah is made up of rules that regulate every nook and cranny of life – worship, marriage and inheritance, criminal offenses, commerce and personal conduct. “It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna—the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.”

The bombings and shootings in the name of Islam, such as the Boston Marathon, Fort Hood, the “Underwear Bomber” and 911 are just one element of how sharia law calls Muslims to fight against those who do not accept their law.

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Candidate Comparison on Immigration for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate Race

numbersUSAThe grid below shows a comparison of the candidates on a variety of immigration issues. The general election is on November 4.

Our ratings rely on candidate responses to our immigration-reduction survey, past votes if they have previously held office, and statements they have made on campaign websites and in news reports.

Ratings based on the survey are indicated by the “Yes” and “No” icons. Other ratings are shown with colored circles.

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Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

voter fraudThe Washington Free Beacon – A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday.

The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters.

“If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,” O’Keefe tells Hicks in the video.

“Yes, definitely,” she responds.

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GRNCAfter vowing to disarm all law-abiding citizens at the State Fair, NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler promised fairgoers that security at the Fair would be top-notch. Unfortunately, politicians will say anything that is convenient at the moment to get what they want, but they rarely see a need to follow through. This instance seems to be no different.

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State expects to finish verifying flagged voters Friday

daca licWinston-Salem Journal – The State Board of Elections expects to find out by Friday how many of the nearly 10,000 names flagged as possible ineligible voters belong to people who apparently are not U.S. citizens, elections officials said Thursday.

Once the names are known, a new phase of investigation will begin.

“We can’t just pull a name off the poll books,” said Josh Lawson, an SBOE spokesman.

At the same time, state elections officials are drafting a line of defense against voter fraud from possible ballots cast by noncitizens and will work with local elections officials as the names become known, according to Lawson.

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Grappling with Obamacare taxes

obamaTea Party Patriots – Despite administration denials, it’s been well established that the Affordable Care Act is one large tax. Some estimates[1] put the tax-hike count in Obamacare at 18. In fact, there’s barely anyone the law doesn’t tax; it hits doctors, state governments, insurance companies, consumers, device makers and pharmaceutical companies.

Consumers are already grappling with the individual mandate, and the tax it carries if they fail to buy health insurance. States are forking over $700 million in 2014 just to pay for the tax on new Medicaid health plans. And just a few weeks ago, an $8 billion tax[2] on the insurance industry took effect.

There’s also, lest we forget, what some call the “implicit tax”[3] of Obamacare. By making subsidies and free access available only to a select few, the rest of us middle-class Americans workers are footing the bill for benefits we’re not necessarily receiving. As a result, the country ends up with fewer jobs and less income.

Those are just a few examples of how President Obama’s signature legislative achievement is raising taxes across the board for most Americans. As conservatives discuss how to implement tax reform at the federal level, let’s not forget the role Obamacare plays.

The Affordable Care Act is too great a financial burden for our lawmakers to ignore it. Repealing Obamacare will be, on its own, a form of tax reform, and that’s something conservatives can’t forget as we continue to fight against Obama’s liberal agenda.

DC Court Decision on IRS “Unconscionable”

TPPLOGOStatement by Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots – ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia dismissed almost all counts brought by more than 40 tea party groups against the IRS in two lawsuits because the IRS had granted the groups their tax-exempt status in the interim.

Today, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, who are engaged in their own lawsuit against the IRS over their illegal targeting of tea party groups for additional scrutiny, issued the following statement: click here to read statement.

Editors question: “Amazingly, the Court’s ruling acknowledges the illegal activity by the IRS – but nonetheless concluded that because the IRS says it has discontinued its targeting, the case is “moot.”” So, if a bank robber quits robbing banks the case against him for the robbing banks before he quit is “moot”?

Cafeteria Workers at Los Angeles School Complain About Having to Speak English

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English the Great Assimilator[/caption] – A controversy is brewing at Harvard Elementary School where LA Unified cafeteria workers say they feel discriminated against after being instructed to speak only English during working hours.

According to employees at the Koreatown school, an “English only” sign was posted in the cafeteria last week, reminding employees that they could be dismissed for violating the district rule, according to the newspaper, La Opinion.

Most cafeteria workers at Harvard are native Spanish speakers, and 86 percent of students identify as Hispanic.

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DACA dust-up raises troubling questions

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Voter Integrity Project – For 18 months, VIP has been pressing the NC State Board of Elections to provide documentation to show how they coordinated with DMV to screen the voter rolls for non-US citizen voters. The SBoE Chief Legal Counsel, Don Wright, simply answered, “We have assurance of cooperation from DMV on this issue.”Not-listening (2)

Throwing a BS flag, VIP Research Director, (and Pit Bull in Residence) John Pizzo, partly replied, “if there are extant written or electronic communications between the SBE and DMV illustrating the ‘cooperation’ you mention, please attach them to your reply. . . .”

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Pass the Internet tax moratorium and oppose Internet sales tax

no internet taxsedsHeritage Action – Americans from all sectors of society use the Internet for social and economic reasons. Many use it as a means of climbing the economic ladder. That’s why every American has a vested interest in the debate in Washington over the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) and the Internet sales tax (IST).

ITFA, a moratorium on discriminatory state and local taxes on the Internet (i.e. “email taxes”), is something Americans on both sides of the aisle and opposite ends of the political spectrum support.

Some lawmakers are trying to hold the moratorium hostage until they can attach to it a very unpopular tax on Internet sales, the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA). The MFA would allow states to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit their sales taxes, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state.

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DMV search of records turns up ineligible N.C. voters

daca licWinston-Salem Journal – The voter rolls kept by the State Board of Elections contain 145 names that belong to a certain category of ineligible voter – immigrants in the U.S. under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, according to elections officials.

Josh Lawson, an SBOE spokesman, said that election officials found out about the number Tuesday night, after the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a specific search for drivers with DACA licenses.

Letters from the SBOE will be sent to the 145 people asking for documentation that they are U.S. citizens, Lawson said.

More people who are ineligible because they are not U.S. citizens may be on the voter rolls.

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