Election authorities for the state of North Carolina conducted an audit review last week. On Friday, they discovered that more than 500 people took to the voting polls last year and cast their ballots illegally during the 2016 Presidential Election. The State Board Of Elections provided the report. It noted that people with multiple felonies consisted of most of the 508 cases. It excluded any proof of facilitated misrepresentation. Many of those voters claimed they were unaware of their ineligibility to vote. Kim Strach, the official chief on the board, stated during a meeting with the press, “There is a total of 508 illegal votes.

That won’t ever be a tolerated situation.”

She continued, "The number of people who did vote illegally remains unprecedented. We acknowledge only a small, more modest portion of them.”

Highlights from the audit review

The detailed study comes during an investigation on North Carolina’s voting process on how states conduct their voting practices around the nation. President Donald Trump recently asserted that hundreds of immigrants also voted unlawfully during the election. He has yet to provide evidence regarding this matter. However, the review in North Carolina affirmed 41 of those votes.

The document states that the board hopes to take each of the illegal voting instances to federal prosecutors so they can decide whether they want to file charges against the people involved.

Federal regulations in the state of North Carolina require convicted felons to finish their time on parole or probation before they can receive voting rights again.

Software programs used in the statewide election process will receive updates later this year. They aim to enhance the surveillance on background checks when the U.S.

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conducts its election process. The state is likewise modifying voter enrollment structures to oblige candidates to address questions confirming whether or not they are citizens and convicted felons.

A representative for the Board of Elections testified on the situation. Pat Gannon mentioned that the state couldn’t provide practical figures concerning this during the race last year because his organization didn’t expect to investigate anything like it at that time.

The criminal instances were found disbursed throughout the state. North Carolina's election board discovered most of them in Guilford County. The region, which encompasses the city of Greensboro, had at total of 63 ineligible voters casting ballots. Wake County came in second with 36 cases, while its neighbor, Durham County, reported 34 more.

Voters abused rights of the deceased

The infamous report from the board also exposed at least 24 instances in which citizens unlawfully voted during the election and did it on more than one occasion.

A pair of the infringements listed within the document included individuals using their relatives’ rights to vote if the person passed on before Election Day.

The data declined to reveal the names of the two suspects. However, it did provide evidence that they chose Republican candidates.

One person confessed in an email to an examiner that her elderly mother gave her permission through her power of attorney to vote for Donald Trump on her behalf.

Opposing views

Phil Berger, the Senate leader of the Republican Party, reacted to the report. He stated that illegal voting is wrong. He also noted that it is the main reason that his party keeps on supporting practical strategies like voter identification laws that enhance certainties in voters.

Bob Hall, on the other hand, says the clear majority of the cases reported appear to be mix-ups on all accounts and not necessarily acts of extortion.

The official executive of Democracy North Carolina witnessed various states throughout the U.S. enabling the illegal vote after they allowed convicted felons to cast their ballots while on a post-trial supervision.

He believes that the government shouldn’t utilize the reported data to ignite insanity about voter misrepresentation or to legitimize deliberate voting obstructions.

Republican support groups addressed North Carolina’s voting procedures amid the governor’s election after fewer than 10,000 votes appointed him a seat in political office.

Roy Cooper crushed Pat McCrory during the re-election bid offered in that challenge. Many people protested against the votes in 37 counties. However, many dismissed their allegations when there was no proper evidence to support their claims.