Double-registered Legislators caught up in their own meme

Suffering from foot-in-mouth disease:

"Before legislators get carried away with their rhetoric, they need to know that they could be indicting themselves," said Bob Hall, the director of Democracy North Carolina. The first and last names and birth dates of democrats Representatives Duane Hall and Rodney Moore and republicans Rep. Charles Jeter and Senator Ronald Rabin are found on other voter rolls and North Carolina's voter roll.

Rep. Jeter contends he notified South Carolina election officials he was leaving the state years ago. Jeter said Democracy North Carolina never contacted him about this issue. "There is no desire, no one has suggested that we are going to go into this General Assembly in the short session and pass any legislation regarding voter ID and for him to imply it is disingenuous,” said Jeter, who represents Mecklenburg County.

He was talking about your rhetoric, which has been waist-deep since the NC BOE gave their little presentation about duplications on voting rolls. That rhetoric is a desperate attempt to justify voter suppression tactics that are being raked over the coals in the courtroom, and some of you GOP Legislators have taken the rhetoric nation-wide:

You get it now? Finding four NCGA members on that list proves the list has no merit in the discussion. It ain't rocket science.


Ron Rabin caught in his own web

Ron Rabin, the infamous Cliven Bundy supporter, is one of the "duplicate" registrations. He's also one of the NC GOP alarmists who spread the false and misleading information stating that this bad data that's never uncovered ONE SINGLE CASE of voter fraud was, in fact, "alarming evidence of voter error and fraud".

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

In another report

from the Raleigh News & Observer, Jeter expresses outrage:

Jeter, one of the lawmakers mentioned in Hall’s report, said he was infuriated by Hall’s news release and comments, even though Hall made it clear that he didn’t believe the lawmakers did anything wrong. “I’ve got kids in school. I’ve got family members, and they’re going to read the headline, not the story,” he said.

Mr. Jeter has a right to be upset, we suppose, but where was his outrage when hundreds of other innocent North Carolinians were accused of voter fraud by his NC GOP colleagues? We expect lots of those folks have kids in school and family members, too, and they were going to read the headlines -- because that's all that the NC GOP propaganda machine spewed out.

He could have pointed out that Tillis, Berger, Lewis, Moffitt and company were being alarmists, that they were misleading people based on highly questionable data from a highly biased source and that the Board of Elections and election experts generally agreed that it was unlikely that anyone had committed a crime.

He could have told his colleagues to stop accusing people of crimes that they almost surely didn't commit, and after all, those people could have kids and family members who were going to read the headlines.

But he didn't.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014