Dead People Are Labelled “Inactive Voters” In North Carolina


As we inch towards the 2016 general elections – that is assuming they happen – it is incumbent on each of the 50 states to, well, purge their voter rolls of people no longer living in the state, as well as those no longer living.  Despite the integrity implications, this is never much of a priority in states where a laundry list of initiatives are spending tax payer cash by handing it over to non-taxpayers, so a number of nonprofit and civic groups are reminding the states to do just that.

Getting the dead off of any voter roll should be no problem, right?  Just cross reference one database against another.  Minor issue that True the Vote and other voter integrity projects are encountering: the states don’t always have such databases and some of them, like North Carolina, are labeling dead people the same as those who have left the borders.  They are called “inactive.”  That’s pretty much an understatement.

Contract out to a private company and this issue, like lack of customer service skills at the DMV, will go away….

The big problem, according to the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina in a Watchdog piece, is that the number of “inactive voters” is growing in that state without any sort of a purge.

The Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina reports that voters classified as inactive grew from 460,065 in 2007 to 739,041 this year – a 62.3 percent increase.


VIP calls them “missing voters” who election officials can no longer locate.


“This is worse than dead people (on the voter rolls) because you can’t find them,” said Jay DeLancy, executive director of VIP.


“The alarming recent growth in this voter category points to a more systemic problem,” he said

No kidding.  If such voters are “inactive” it would be logical that they haven’t voted recently, so why not remove them?

Logan Churchwell, spokesman for Houston-based TTV, said having more inactive voters is not unexpected in a growing state like North Carolina.


Churchwell said alarm bells should go off when states fail to remove inactive voters within the eight-year window permitted by the National Voter Registration Act….


“As long as inactives don’t stick around too long, that’s OK,” Churchwell told “You go to war if they’re not moved off the rolls.”

EIGHT YEARS???? No wonder we have a voter fraud problem in the United States.  Not only is there a concerted effort to force the states to accept the votes of those who cannot prove their identity at the polls, but states are leaving “inactive” voters on the rolls for two election cycles?  And then not checking the rolls against the obituaries and death notices without prompting?

“In an artfully deceptive ploy, election officials name missing voters ‘inactive.’ This implies they just sat out an election or two, but these people are genuinely missing and the public has been kept in the dark,” DeLancy charged.

Who knows, with the levels of voter apathy, inactive voters could be bloating the final tallies at the polls with no one the wiser if the total number of votes doesn’t come close to the total number of people registered in any one precinct.  Add that to the voter registration pushes from ACORN, Ralph Nader, the ACLU and any number of other leftist organizations and the American people are due to be misrepresented for the foreseeable future.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.