ICE subpoenas voting records from 44 NC counties, including actual ballots

**updated: This is the same Grand Jury that indicted 19 non-citizen voters a few weeks ago:

More than 40 North Carolina elections boards have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials say.

The subpoena comes via the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections Enforcement plans to address the development during a conference call this Friday.

This comes 17 days before absentee voting is scheduled to start. Local election boards are also working to adjust to a new early voting schedule that was recently approved by the General Assembly.

The subpoena follows a mid-August announcement that 19 illegal immigrants in North Carolina illegally voted during the 2016 election.

A news release from United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina also said several of those charged voted in more than one election. The indictments were made by a federal grand jury in Wilmington and included illegal voting in Wake, Johnston, Cumberland and Wilson counties.

Regardless of the previous indictments or the legitimacy of an empaneled Grand Jury, the across-the-board subpoena of *all* voting records is an outrageous overstepping of authority. And if said Grand Jury voted for or agreed with this decision to violate the rights of tens of thousands of voters in their zeal to find a couple more non-citizens who voted, they should be disbanded.

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When we get a hold of

some documents or more extensive coverage, this story will be updated. But while we're waiting, keep in mind the Eastern District is a solid 25% African-American population.

So - in NC being targeted?

Why us? Are other states receiving similar attention? I would really like to know. I'm hoping there will be some more reporting on this soon!

They recently charged 19 people

in the Eastern District for voting as a non-citizen, which is likely the tail that is wagging the subpoena dog. This is also the same district they're trying to give to the racist Thomas Farr to be Judge, so cracking down may be an effort to push that nomination through a full Senate vote.

Film at eleven.

Here's a wire service report on the ICE subpoena

http://amp.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article217846725.html?__twitter_impression=true

"The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina subpoenaed records Friday from the state board of elections and 44 county elections boards in the eastern part of the state. A meeting notice from the board says the subpoena came at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Among the state records from Jan. 1, 2010 through Aug. 30, 2018 that were requested: all voter registration applications, federal write-in absentee ballots, federal post card applications, early-voting application forms, provisional voting forms, absentee ballot request forms, all “admission or denial of non-citizen return forms,” and all voter registration cancellation or revocation forms."

These aren't subpoeneas

They are preemptive strikes...

It's time to strike back ....

... by filing a lawsuit requesting every scrape of paper and electronic communication between members of the NC legislature, Gov McCrory, Kris Kobach, and Cambridge Analytica - and the Thom Tillis campaign - during Tilli's run for Congress and NC's involvement with Kobach's voter ID scam.