If you read N.C. Republican Party Communications Director Kami Mueller’s Aug. 23 letter “Woodhouse memo an understandable GOP communication,” you’d think our state’s Democratic Party, the NAACP and progressive allies are advocating Tammany Hall and Chicago-style voting practices.
I served on the staff of the Durham County Board of Elections during early voting before the March 15 primary and offer assurance there are safeguards in the registration process to prevent as yet unproven voter fraud.
Each new voter is required to give a Social Security number and show a valid North Carolina driver’s license or one of the proofs of residency required under the Help America Vote Act.
Mueller also neglected to say 15 states have or will soon allow same-day registration. Ohio and Maryland allow same-day registration during early voting. Such traditionally Republican states as Montana and Wyoming have same-day registration.
As a person who covered political campaigns as a newspaper reporter from 1972 through 1980 and has served at Durham County’s polls for eight of the past nine years, I can’t wait until this modern day re-enactment of the Civil War is finished Nov. 8.
Mark G. Rodin