The Sept. 26 news article “ Voters mailed incorrect forms,” describing the “official application form” mailed out by Americans for Prosperity, certainly raises concern that this mailing was intended to confuse potential voters and reduce voter turnout.
While one might not agree with some of the positions of AFP, most understand this organization to be politically astute. A competent organization could not have made this many errors in a single communication unless it was intentional.
This is the same organization that is sponsoring ads critical of Sen. Kay Hagan and supporting House Speaker Thom Tillis. And this is the same Tillis who led the efforts in the legislature to selectively suppress voter turnout under the guise of the voter ID bill. While Joshua Lawson of the N.C. Board of Elections is hesitant to allege malfeasance by AFP, isn’t there some basis to connect the dots?