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Megyn Kelly Putin interview, Mythical Russian interference in election, Kept waiting for Putin to mention Seth Rich, Putin slammed Kelly and media, “Have you all lost your sense over there?”

Megyn Kelly Putin interview, Mythical Russian interference in election, Kept waiting for Putin to mention Seth Rich, Putin slammed Kelly and media, “Have you all lost your sense over there?”

“Who murdered Set Rich and why?”…Citizen Wells and millions of Americans

“The fact of the matter is Hillary is a terrorist. I invite you to look up the definition of terrorism. It is the use of violence, threats, or intimidation to achieve a political aim”…Dolly Kyle Browning

“I think that it was Hillary all the way. I think that she’s the mean-spirited one. She’s the ideologue, she’s the flaming left-wing socialist liberal. She’s a bad person with a criminal mind.”…Jerry Falwell

 

I watched the Megyn Kelly Vladimir Putin interview last night on NBC.

I was impressed by Putin, not by Kelly.

I kept waiting and hoping that Putin would mention Seth Rich.

From Investment Watch Blog.

“Megyn Kelly Gets The Truth From President Putin – Can She Take The Truth? Plus, Special Prosecutor For The Seth Rich Murder?”

“Megyn Kelly sets her sights on Putin and making a name for her new show on NBC.  However, it appears that Kelly has made a name for herself, but probably not in the way she wanted.  She looked her sexiest best, but Putin did not seem to notice.  What Kelly does not know about Putin is he is a man with a firm taste for a certain type of woman.  He loves beautiful women, but he admires women with intelligence and a noble presence.  I am sure Kelly did not have a clue that Putin was laughing at her behind her back, but he also openly mocked her.

The interview was fascinating I must admit.  Putin was at his personal best, and he was amusing but very serious and stern. He suggested that perhaps the American intelligence services were behind the hacking and were blaming Russia for an unspecified reason. He also attacked Kelly and the press for raising those questions.

You have created a sensation out of nothing. And out of this sensation you created a weapon of war against the president,” he said, referring to Trump. “You people over there … good job. Your lives must be boring.” To me this was the absolute best part of the interview!

He also had an equally feisty reaction when asked if he had a dossier of information on Trump that he was using to blackmail the president.

“Well this just another load of nonsense,” he said. “Where would we get this information from? There was a time when he used to come to Moscow but, you know, I never met him. Do you think we’re gathering information on all of the [Americans visiting the U.S. on business]. Have you all lost your sense over there?”

The leader also downplayed any interaction he had with former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn when asked about an image the pair sitting together at a dinner for a Russian television network in Dec. 2015.

“When I came to the event for our company, Russia Today, and sat down at the table, next to me there was a gentleman sitting on one side,” Putin said of Flynn. “I made my speech. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left. And then afterwards I was told, ‘You know there was an American gentleman. He was involved in some things. He used to be in the security services’ … that’s it. I didn’t even really talk to him… That’s the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn.”

When Kelly asked about Russian interference in the election during the panel, Putin likened the accusations to prejudice.

“It reminds me of anti-Semitism,” he said, per the Associated Press. “A dumb man who can’t do anything would blame the Jews for everything.”

Although he continued to deny his country’s role in election meddling on Friday, he proclaimed during the forum that hacking is so easy, Kelly’s “underage daughter” could do it.

“IP addresses can be invented — a child can do that!” he also said, per NBC News. “Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof.””

Read more:

http://investmentwatchblog.com/megyn-kelly-gets-the-truth-from-president-putin-can-she-take-the-truth-plus-special-prosecutor-for-the-seth-rich-murder/

 

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Gallup poll 62 percent of Americans believe media favors Democrats, 27% media unbiased, 51 percent believed bias in 2003, 55 percent believe media “often inaccurate”

Gallup poll 62 percent of Americans believe media favors Democrats, 27% media unbiased, 51 percent believed bias in 2003, 55 percent believe media “often inaccurate”

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”… William Tecumseh Sherman

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.
Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
polluted vehicle.”…. Thomas Jefferson

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Gallup April 5, 2017.

“Six in 10 in US See Partisan Bias in News Media”

“STORY HIGHLIGHTS

62% say news media favors one political party over the other
More believe media favors Democrats than Republicans
Clear majority of Americans say media is “often inaccurate””
“In a contentious political landscape, Americans increasingly believe the news media generally favors one political party over the other. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults say the media has a favorite, up from about 50% in past years. Just 27% now say the media favors neither major party.

When Gallup last asked this question in February 2003, Americans were about evenly divided on the issue. Americans were also evenly split when the question was first asked in April 1995. In December 2000, in the midst of the election results recount between George W. Bush and Al Gore, slightly more Americans perceived partisan bias in the news media (51%) than believed the news media was politically neutral (41%).

Republicans are mostly responsible for the increase in perceptions of partisan media bias since 2003. Currently, 77% of Republicans say the media favors one party over the other; in 2003, 59% of Republicans said the same. By comparison, 44% of Democrats now say the media plays favorites, unchanged from the 44% who said so in 2003.

Americans Believe News Media Favors Democrats

Gallup asked those who perceive political bias in the news media to say which party the news media favors. Almost two-thirds (64%) of those who believe the media favors a political party say it is the Democratic Party. Only about a third as many (22%) believe the media favors Republicans.”

Read more:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/207794/six-partisan-bias-news-media.aspx?utm_source=twitterbutton&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=sharing

 

 

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William Binney exposes NBC News fake news lie, Whistleblower and architect of NSA surveillance program, I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls everything he did electronically was being monitored

William Binney exposes NBC News fake news lie, Whistleblower and architect of NSA surveillance program, I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls everything he did electronically was being monitored

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.
Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
polluted vehicle.”… Thomas Jefferson

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

Breitbart reported on February 15, 2017.

William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is “absolutely” monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump.

Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency.”

“Regarding Flynn’s case, Binney stated of the NSA:

If they weren’t behind it, they certainly had the data. Now the difference here is that FBI and CIA have direct access inside the NSA databases. So, they may be able to go directly in there and see that material there. And NSA doesn’t monitor that. They don’t even monitor their own people going into databases.

So, they don’t monitor what CIA and FBI do. And there’s no oversight or attempted oversight by any of the committees or even the FISA court. So, any way you look at it, ultimately the NSA is responsible because they are doing the collection on everybody inside the United States. Phone calls. Emails. All of that stuff.”

Read more:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/exclusive-nsa-whistleblower-agency-absolutely-tapping-trumps-calls/

NBC News wrote the following on March 6, 2017.

“President Trump’s assertion — without evidence — that Barack Obama wire-tapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election started as a “conspiratorial rant” on conservative talk radio, got picked up by Breitbart News, and then moved over to the president’s Twitter feed, the New York Times writes. FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s claim because it’s untrue. And the entire episode potentially opens up President Trump to libel charges. “He’s basically stating that Mr. Obama committed crimes, and to state that somebody has committed a crime when it’s false is clearly defamatory,” Benjamin Zipursky, who teaches defamation law at Fordham University Law School in New York, told NBC News. Welcome to our post-truth presidency. To recap some of Trump’s biggest whoppers since taking office:”

Read more:

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/welcome-our-post-truth-presidency-n729481

“One more example of fake news from that article is:

  • And he said, in his presidential address to Congress, that “94 million Americans are out of the labor force” (when that figure includes seniors and teenagers).”

94 million is correct, I checked it.

What the hell do they mean by “seniors and teenagers”?

Teenagers and seniors are part of the labor force.

From Zero Hedge March 8, 2017.

“Former NSA Whistleblower: “Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored”

Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA’s global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is “absolutely right” to claim he was wiretapped and monitored… he was.”

 ““I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored,” Bill Binney, a 36-year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, told Fox Business on Monday.”
Read more:
 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-07/former-nsa-whistleblower-trump-absolutely-right-everything-was-being-monitored

 

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Citizen Wells time to open up Obama records place of birth investigation by Justice Dept., NBC fake news and lies continue about Trump, I challenge NBC or other fake news sites to prove US birth, NO certified original copy of Obama birth certificate presented

Citizen Wells time to open up Obama records place of birth investigation by Justice Dept., NBC fake news and lies continue about Trump, I challenge NBC or other fake news sites to prove US birth, NO certified original copy of Obama birth certificate presented

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

NBC News keeps harping on Donald Trump not being honest or exagerating.

They keep mentioning Trump’s involvement in the “birther” movement.

“Additionally, if you go back before Trump’s presidency, there’s his “birther” claims against Obama”

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/welcome-our-post-truth-presidency-n729481

I am calling for a Justice Department investigation into Barack Obama’s records including but not limited to.

  • His birth certificate and proof of US birth.
  • His passport (which John Brennan’s company may have cauterized).
  • His Selective Service application.
  • His college records.
  • Other records that may relate to immigration.

Time for NBC News and the other fake news sites to put up or shut up.

The so called birth certificate placed on WhiteHouse.gov was not a certified copy of an original.

Birth certificates did not look like that in 1961!

At the bottom of the image we find.

From the US State Department Passport site.

“*A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.”

https://citizenwells.com/2011/04/10/donald-trump-obama-investigation-passport-requirements-clarified-some-short-abstract-versions-of-birth-certificates-may-not-be-acceptable/

If the image is not a forgery, Hawaii may consider it a birth certificate as an abstract, since there were 4 ways to get one in 1961, but it does not prove US birth!

 

 

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Trump Russian ties fake news report reported by BuzzFeed and CNN exposed by NY Times, “unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources”, “dossier prepared by a former British intelligence officer hired by Mr. Trump’s political opponents”

Trump Russian ties fake news report reported by BuzzFeed and CNN exposed by NY Times, “unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources”, “dossier prepared by a former British intelligence officer hired by Mr. Trump’s political opponents”

“Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?”…Donald Trump

“Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false—we can say that the Russian government is not the source,”…Julian Assange

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From the NY Times January 10, 2017.

“BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate

BuzzFeed News became the center of a swirling debate over journalistic ethics on Tuesday after its decision to publish a 35-page document carrying explosive, but unverified, allegations about ties between the Russian government and President-elect Donald J. Trump.

The document, a dossier prepared by a former British intelligence officer hired by Mr. Trump’s political opponents, had been circulating among high-ranking politicians and some journalists since the fall. Intelligence officials recently presented a two-page summary of the allegations to Mr. Trump and President Obama, CNN reported on Tuesday.

But CNN declined to include the specific allegations contained in the dossier — such as collusion between Mr. Trump’s team and Russian operatives — saying that its journalists could not independently verify them.

Roughly an hour later, BuzzFeed, in a break from typical journalistic practice, posted the document that fully detailed the unverified allegations to which CNN had alluded.

“BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government,” BuzzFeed wrote.

Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor in chief, declined to comment beyond the article, which carried the bylines of three BuzzFeed reporters. But in a memo to his staff, Mr. Smith offered a further explanation about why the site had published the document.

“Our presumption is to be transparent in our journalism and to share what we have with our readers,” Mr. Smith wrote. “We have always erred on the side of publishing. In this case, the document was in wide circulation at the highest levels of American government and media.

“Publishing this document was not an easy or simple call, and people of good will may disagree with our choice,” Mr. Smith added. “But publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017.”

The reports by CNN and Buzzfeed sent other news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, scrambling to publish their own articles, some of which included generalized descriptions of the unverified allegations about Mr. Trump. By late Tuesday, though, only BuzzFeed had published the full document.

BuzzFeed’s decision, besides its immediate political ramifications for a president-elect who is to be inaugurated in 10 days, was sure to accelerate a roiling debate about the role and credibility of the traditional media in today’s frenetic, polarized information age.

Of particular interest was the use of unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources, a practice that fueled some of the so-called fake news — false rumors passed off as legitimate journalism — that proliferated during the presidential election.”

“In a brief interview in the Times newsroom on Tuesday evening, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, said the paper would not publish the document because the allegations were “totally unsubstantiated.”

“We, like others, investigated the allegations and haven’t corroborated them, and we felt we’re not in the business of publishing things we can’t stand by,” Mr. Baquet said.”

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AP specializes in Fake News and now wants to fight it?, Associated Press to implode?, Real news from Citizen Wells and citizen journalists exposes AP lies, For example: “State officials say there’s no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.” is a lie, Dr. Chiyome Fukino did not say that!

AP specializes in Fake News and now wants to fight it?, Associated Press to implode?, Real news from Citizen Wells and citizen journalists exposes AP lies, For example: “State officials say there’s no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.” is a lie, Dr. Chiyome Fukino did not say that!

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

The Associated Press, AP, specializes in fake news, aka lies and now they want to fight it???

As soon as I saw this further evidence of fake news I was reminded of one of numerous AP articles that have been challenged by Citizen Wells and other internet journalists.

And Since Obama’s birth certificate was further challenged yesterday in a press conference by Mike Zullo and Sheriff Arpaio, it is fitting to present this example.

Here is the press release from Dr. Fukino from October 31, 2008.

HIhealthDept

Here is the text:

“For Immediate Release: October 31, 2008 08-93
STATEMENT BY DR. CHIYOME FUKINO
“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.
“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.
“No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawai‘i.””

Here is the AP article ( BTW, I had to retrieve it from the Wayback Machine )

State declares Obama birth certificate genuine

HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say there’s no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.

Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama’s original birth certificate.

Fukino says that no state official, including Republican Gov. Linda Lingle, ever instructed that Obama’s certificate be handled differently.

She says state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.

Some Obama critics claim he was not born in the US.

Earlier Friday, a southwest Ohio magistrate rejected a challenge to Obama’s citizenship. Judges in Seattle and Philadelphia recently dismissed similar suits.”

On November 1, 2008 Citizen Wells responded.

“Notice the heading and first sentence implying that the Hawaiian Health Department officials had stated that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Next notice that there are no quotes from either official that state that Obama was born in Hawaii. Where I come from that is not just Orwellian, but an outright lie.”

https://citizenwells.com/2008/11/01/obama-birth-certificate-ap-news-release-dr-chiyome-fukino-alvin-onaka-october-31-2008-health-department-director-ap-misleading-andy-martin-obama-camp-lies-factcheckorg-breaking-news/

On November 28, 2008 American Thinker adds.

“A. Associated Press reported about a statement of Hawaii Health Department Director Dr. Fukino, “State declares Obama birth certificate genuine.”

 

B. That October 31, 2008 statement says that Dr. Fukino “ha[s] personally seen and verified that the Hawai’i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”  That statement does not, however, verify that Obama was born in Hawaii, and as explained above, under Hawaiian policies and procedures it is quite possible that Hawaii may have a birth record of a person not born in Hawaii.  Unlikely, but possible.

 

C.  The document that the Obama campaign released to the public is a certified copy of Obama’s birth record, which is not the best evidence since, even under Hawaiian law, the original vault copy is the better evidence.  Presumably, the vault record would show whether his birth was registered by a hospital in Hawaii.

 

D. Without accusing anyone of any wrongdoing, we nevertheless know that some people have gone to great lengths, even in violation of laws, rules and procedures, to confer the many benefits of United States citizenship on themselves and their children.  Given the structure of the Hawaiian law, the fact that a parent may register a birth, and the limited but inherent potential for human error within the system, it is possible that a parent of a child born out-of-state could have registered that birth to confer the benefits of U.S. citizenship, or simply to avoid bureaucratic hassles at that time or later in the child’s life. “

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/why_the_barack_obama_birth_cer.html#ixzz4T12xdnTE

The statement made by the AP:

“State officials say there’s no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.”

Is a LIE!

The only question is that was it intentional or unintentional.

It definitely qualifies as fake news.

 

 

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Durham County NC recount results, Cooper gains 90 McCrory gains 40, Close enough for government work?, 131 votes off in 1 of 100 counties, Damned NC media lying to public, 339 illegal felons found voting in state, Civitas lawsuit challenges same day registration, Citizen Wells real news

Durham County NC recount results, Cooper gains 90 McCrory gains 40, Close enough for government work?, 131 votes off in 1 of 100 counties, Damned NC media lying to public, 339 illegal felons found voting in state, Civitas lawsuit challenges same day registration, Citizen Wells real news

“Other payments which are disclosed on Bladen County Improvement Association PAC contribution reports include
the following:

Mary Johnson, witness for 74 ballots, $450;
Lola Wooten, witness for 58 ballots, $500;
Deborah Cogdell, witness for 45 ballots (including both witnesses on 1 ballot), $300; and
Bridgette Keaton, witness for 16 ballots, $630.”…Bladen County NC election protest

“The end justifies the means, the template of the left.”…Citizen Wells

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

Citizen Wells here to present the real news about the Durham County NC recount in the gubernatorial election.

You sure as hell are not getting it from the “fake news” based mainstream media.

There are errors of commission and omission.

And then of course there is evil.

In the past several days I can find no other source on the internet reporting the following.

Despite what the Durham County Board of Elections has been trying to cover up for, the change in recount that was reported to the state is significant. A change of 131 votes in one county out of 100.

I would be willing to bet that even this number is not accurate.

Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens:

“Durham historically hasn’t figured out how to carry out an election properly.”

Here are the results:

Roy Cooper gain of 90 votes.

Pat McCrory gain of 40 votes.

Lon Cecil gain of 1 vote.

Durham County Canvass:

November 29, 2016.

http://dconc.gov/home/showdocument?id=19916

December 8, 2016.

http://dconc.gov/home/showdocument?id=19980

From the Raleigh News Observer December 5, 2016.

“Cooper picks up six votes on McCrory in Durham County recount”

“Durham County Board of Elections officials said their recount of 94,000 votes proved once again that the results that they reported on election night were accurate.

“We’ve been run through the wringer on this, and now proven to everybody that there was no problem,” said Durham County Board of Elections Chairman Bill Brian. “We have now proven to them three or four times there was no problem.”

In the recount completed Monday afternoon, Attorney General Roy Cooper picked up six votes, while Gov. Pat McCrory’s total stayed the same. Republican McCrory conceded to Democrat Cooper on Monday as the recount wrapped up.

After receiving the new count, Durham County officials made the election results official, marking the end of a two-week delay that followed Republican leaders and McCrory questioning the legitimacy of Durham County votes. Questions about the votes arose after the left-leaning county’s results were reported about 11:45 p.m. election night, pushing Cooper ahead of McCrory.

Brian, a Republican, along with the two other board members, a Republican and a Democrat, said the recount results remove the idea of a “taint” on the Durham County election that the State Board of Elections referred to when they ordered the recount last week.

The Republican-led State Board of Elections voted 3-2 along party lines Wednesday to order a machine recount of about 94,000 votes in Durham County by 7 p.m. Monday. The order backed the request from Republicans and McCrory’s campaign. The state board’s decision overturned the Durham County board, which had rejected the recount request as baseless.

“The only taint that was ever on Durham was put there by the state board,” Brian said.

Durham County officials had defended the original results, saying the votes came in late after they had to manually enter voting information because they were unable to upload data from six cards that saved information from ballot tabulators.

Data from five of the cards could not be uploaded to software because the number of votes per race exceeded the software’s memory limitation. A sixth card may have had a battery problem. Officials instead entered the information from the tabulators’ paper tapes.

Thomas Stark, general counsel for the N.C. Republican Party, said the recount results show that part of the process worked out the way it should, in spite of some glitches.

Stark said he still wasn’t confident that the statewide count was accurate.

“I think we have a lot of ineligible voters that are voting in North Carolina,” he said, and officials need to take a closer look at the issue. But proving those concerns takes “a lot longer than you have in the post-election canvass process,” he said.”

Read more:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article119008643.html

From the Civitas Institute December 6, 2016.

“Yesterday the Civitas Institute decided to withdraw its request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to remove same-day ballots from certification, while the lawsuit requesting voter verification of same-day registrants in accordance with the law and constitution moves forward.

Civitas president Francis De Luca said, “Our decision to drop the request for the temporary injunction avoids any continued disruption to the conclusion of the election, given the political realities. It is important to focus on the core issue of the suit, which seeks to ensure the equal treatment of voters under the law. To count ballots without proper verification of same-day registration information discriminates by treating one class of voters differently from another and ignores federal and state laws. We hope all can now focus on the important issue of voter verification. The federal lawsuit will move forward.””

https://www.nccivitas.org/2016/21758/