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Michigan must immediately STOP PARTICIPATING IN ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center.
The Auditor General’s report proves that Michigan’s Qualified Voter File (QVF) requires a full forensic audit after the damage done by ERIC’s and the Board of Elections
1. Michigan’s Sec. of State Benson is illegally sharing protected, personal voter information with ERIC. ERIC, in turn, is making this personal info available to other states and possibly other organizations. Louisiana suspended participation in ERIC on Jan. 27. Now Michigan must exit too. Participation in ERIC violates Michiganders’ privacy rights and puts citizens at risk of identity theft. It violates Michigan Law, MCL 168.509gg:
(a) Record that person declined to register to vote
(b) Office that received a registered voter’s application
(c) Registered voter’s driver’s license or state personal ID card #
d) Month & day of birth of a registered voter
(e) Telephone # provided by registered voter
2. The Office of the Auditor General found that the Board of Elections failed to clean the voter rolls. ERIC, founded in 2012 with funds from the Soros Open Society, is a “left wing voter registration drive, disguised as voter roll ‘accuracy’ management.” ERIC only adds voters and doesn’t appear to eliminate many at all. After SOS Benson joined Michigan to ERIC in 2019:
Democrats sued the free Crosscheck, the alternative state-run interstate system, into extinction.
For the first time, the number of Michigan’s registered voters exceeds the number of its eligible voters.
During 2020, the number of registered Michigan voters grew to 102.4% of voting-aged residents.
69 of Michigan’s 83 counties currently have more registered voters than eligible voters. Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%
Noncitizens are automatically registered to vote when they transact with the DMV. 1,000 people voted with a surrendered license flag in the QVF, and 20,500 people registered without ID in the last 14 days on Election Day, Nov. 2020 (Sen. Ruth Johnson, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z0p6Fc-6blmyOzXfM5elBTJz0XFlA67X/view?usp=sharing or noncitizen20220119.mp4).
On average, 10% of Americans move each year (Judicial Watch), so each precinct should lose 10% of its registered voters. It may gain others, but an average of 10% should come off the rolls.
102.4% is impossible: Voters are on the rolls who should not be there. The count of eligible voters is inaccurate.
3. ERIC is violating Federal law. The Federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires states to make reasonable efforts to remove ineligible voters from their rolls. Mich. has more registered voters than voters of eligible voting age. The Sec. of State and ERIC are failing to comply.
4. ERIC hasn’t filed an annual report in 5 yrs., since 2017. It touts itself as a Delaware membership nonprofit corporation, but its annual report and materials don’t say it’s a 501(C)4 or federal non-profit.
Adopt Alternatives to ERIC:
A) Fractal Voter Registry
B) Congressional HR 2115
Require states issuing a new driver’s licenses to have new residents surrender their old licenses. The new resident’s state should have to notify the former state of residence.
Clean Michigan’s voter rolls via a forensic audit:
Michigan needs a forensic audit to clean its Qualified Voter File, QVFand establish voter confidence before the 2022 election.