ERIC Summary

Why Michigan must cease and desist participation immediately.

URGENT: The Sec. of State must cease, at once, its unlawful and unethical participation in ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center. Membership in ERIC violates the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), is counter-productive to cleaning the state’s voter rolls, and infuses illegal bias into the state’s elections. Membership requires MI to share its residents’ personal information. Membership & puts election integrity at risk. Better alternatives are available. Voter rolls should be treated with same scrutiny as credit card data. A full forensic audit of the voter rolls is required to restore election integrity.

ERIC was founded in 2012 to bloat voter rolls. Funded by Soros Open Society.  4 employees. 32 member states. “A left wing voter registration drive, disguised as voter roll ‘accuracy’ management.” Delaware nonprofit corp. Last filed annual report in 2017. Creator David Becker, formerly with Clinton DOJ, helped acquire & spend Zuckerbucks through his Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR). 

ERIC has become a monopoly. It gobbles up the personal, protected data of residents in 32 states and shares that data at its discretion with at least one known leftist organization.

Participation in ERIC’s violates the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and citizens’ constitutional rights. ERIC refuses to honor FOIA requests and prohibits Michigan’s FOIA compliance. 

Participation in ERIC appears to infuse government bias into our elections. ERIC requires states to contact 95% of people on a potential voters list that it generates, using artificial intelligence software, Senzing, whose algorithms are opaque to Michigan government and residents. Zuckerbucks on steroids?

Participation in ERIC’s violates Federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993. NVRA mandates states keep clean voter rolls. MI’s Auditor General report found BOE failed to clean voter rolls. ERIC adds voters and rarely, if ever, eliminates any. For first time in history, the number. of registered voters in Michigan climbed to 102.4% of voting-aged residents. During 2020, 67 of MI’s 83 counties had more registered voters than eligible voters. Impossible. On average, 10% of Americans move each year, so each precinct should lose 10% of its registered voters. It may gain others, but an average of 10% should come off rolls. Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%

ERIC plays a role in automatically registering non-citizens to vote when they transact with DMV and other agencies that Gov. Whitmer ordered to recruit voters. These agencies don’t ask about citizenship. All DMV transactions are sent to ERIC. Even if ERIC doesn’t directly access QVF and register non-citizens, it fails to flag and remove them. 1,000 people voted with a surrendered license flag in QVF; 20,500 registered without ID in last 14 days on Election Day, Nov. 2020 (Sen. Ruth Johnson, or noncitizen20220119.mp4).

Michigan’s Sec. of State Benson is illegally sharing protected, personal voter information with ERIC. ERIC, in turn, is sharing the data with leftist organization Center for Election Innovation Research, CEIR, bloating the voter rolls in a biased manner and increasing the risk of exposure for this personal info. See ERIC Sharing Data with Zuckerburg-Funded NGO and Victoria Marshall’s Democrat Operatives Control Voter Rolls in 31 StatesThe Federalist, Aug. 11, 2022. 

On Jan. 27, Louisiana suspended participation in ERIC due to “allegations of voter fraud or possible misuse of our voters’ personal  information.” Michigan must do the same. Participation in ERIC violates Michigan Laws (MCL 168.509gg168.509o168.931168.934,168.939168.940168.941, and 168.942.

(a) Record that person declined to register to vote

(b) Office that received reg. voter’s application

(c) Registered voter driver license or state ID card #

(d) Month & day of birth of a registered voter

(e) Telephone # provided by registered voter

Alternatives: Free and state-run Crosscheck, an alternative interstate system, worked well until sued to extinction. Mich. should: 

1) Actively expand and adequately fund the minor technology enhancements necessary for Mich. and all other states to exchange notifications with one another when residents relocate into and out of their states and apply for new driver licenses. Michigan’s DMV needs to do a better job of notifying county clerks with in-state resident address changes. People should have to show a valid driver’s license or valid state ID with the correct address and citizenship designation in order to vote in-person or absentee in their precinct. Online changes of address for mailing absentee ballots should be prohibited.

2) Acquire Senzing and signature verification software and operate it under transparent legislative, Sec. of State, and nonpartisan, expert review. 

3) Remove non-citizens via SAVE, a DHS electronic Immigration status verification service 

4) Compile & issue MI reports to maintain voter rolls. 

5) Conduct annual, voter-roll forensic audits

6) Subscribe to Social Security death and citizenship tracking databases.

7) License NCOAlink,the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address database as required by Fed. Law. Use NCOALink to remove Interstate and intrastate double registrants. 

8) Publicly post the state’s plan for voter roll maintenance and lists. 

9) AcquireNTIS andLADMF (National Technical Information Service andLimited Access Death Master File), used by to secure best info on deaths. Legislate to share death data statewide, not just countywide.

10) Consider Fractal Voter Registry

11) Pass Congressional HR 2115 to require states issuing new driver’s licenses to have new residents surrender their old licenses. Destination state to notify exited state. 

12) Educaterelocating residents, and particularly students, to notify their local clerks of their move.

Sources: ERIC Sharing Data with Zuckerburg-Funded NGO; Victoria Marshall’s Democrat Operatives Control Voter Rolls in 31 StatesThe Federalist, Aug. 11, 2022; PIME: and CALL TO ACTION: ERIC slips non-citizens onto voter rolls through Mich. DMV. Part 2; and Gateway Pundit: 1), 2), 3), 4)

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