North Carolinians are striking while the iron is hot and pushing for a full forensic audit of the 2020 election before it’s too late. Amid recent findings published in Arizona and Georgia regarding voting irregularities in the November 2020 election, North Carolinians are now asking for the same process to happen in their state.
Sandy Smith, congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 1st District, is spearheading efforts in her home state to acquire sufficient petition signatures to push forward a statewide forensic audit. Smith revealed last week the petition reached 50,000 signatures, but 500,000 signatures are the minimum needed to begin an audit.
An independent coalition group fighting for increased electoral integrity, known as NC-Election, also began a petition this summer requesting the North Carolina General Assembly fund a full forensic audit of the 2020 election. Among its supporters include Liberty First Grassroots Political Action Committee, the North Carolina Asian American Coalition, Hispanos Del Sur, and the Voter Integrity Project.
One of the reasons the organization is seeking a forensic audit is to do a revision of voting systems, specifically ES&S DS200 voting machines that they suspect contain modems that “send and receive data making real time manipulation of votes possible.”
The group also mention concerns of possible inactive voters on county voter rolls, last minute election procedural changes, and erroneous funding that went toward Democratic-leaning counties.
Kari Donavan from Revival In Courage, LLC spoke at an election integrity event arguing that although President Donald Trump won the state of North Carolina, she believes most “conservative Republicans are certain it was much higher than official data shows.”
Donavan referred to information and data provided by Seth Keshel, a former U.S. military intelligence officer and statistical analyst, who suspects “strong/rampant fraud” in at least 24 North Carolina counties.
If enough petitions are received, North Carolina could become the fourth state, alongside Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin, to undergo a full audit.