Who's Cleaning Our Voter Rolls Part 3
Soros Open Society and the Founding of the Nation’s Largest Voter Roll Clean-Up Operation
Last Thursday The Gateway Pundit revealed Democrats and leftists have fought ferociously to prevent the cleanup of State voter registration rolls. Recognizing a potential niche, left-wing activists created ERIC to clean voter rolls their way, using their rules. So in 2012 the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) was formed as a membership organization primarily for blue States. ERIC is essentially a left wing voter registration drive disguised as voter roll clean up. But it’s been gaining traction in Red States too. Originally funded by the Soros Open Society, it is now responsible for cleaning the voter rolls in 31 States, plus D.C. A top election official from each member State is appointed a seat on the ERIC Board or as an Officer, all unpaid positions.
On Friday we reported on how ERIC is working — The Largest U.S. Counties Removed Only ZERO to TWO Ineligible Voters From Their Voter Rolls the Last 4 Years
Today we will focus on ERIC and its connections to Soros and far left organizations.
Democrats have been moving us rapidly towards a centralized interstate voter registration database. In the 90’s there were over 3,000 separate county databases. The 2002 HAVA act, pushed by Democrats, required each state create ONE database. We moved to having only 50 databases of voters. Granted, some counties were allowed to keep their old systems. But they must share all data with their states authorized system. Then came ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center created in 2012. This non-profit venture was to help clean voter rolls. It now has 31 member States under contract who share ALL voter and MVD data with ERIC, close to 300 million records now. The deployment of ERIC, plus the 19 holdout states, leave us with 20 databases covering the entirety of America’s elections.
The Pew Center on the States was a research program of the left leaning Pew Charitable Trusts. It was in place from 2007 until 2012, headed by Susan Urahn, who is now CEO over all of Pew’s $6 billion in assets. David Becker worked in the DOJ Civil Rights Voting Section from 1998 until 2005. He then worked for People For the American Way until 2007, a hard left organization focused on shutting down conservatism. In 2008, Becker became the Director of Election Initiatives at Pew. Becker & Pew built the media sensation around voter registration, the legal framework of ERIC, while Jeff Jonas from IBM built the software technology.