I was just informed Missouri has withdrawn from ERIC too. You have to read the story to understand why!
By: Diane Benjamin
The story completely falls apart when they get to ERIC: Electronic Registration Information Center.
States bought into this tiny group – 3 employees according to their tax returns – to help track voter registrations of people who move. That is not what they do however. ERIC is a get out the vote effort that requires states to reach out to unregistered voters and get them registered even if they don’t want to be. ERIC has access to all your personal information and they share it with other non-profits like CEIR: Center for Election Innovation and Research. Both ERIC and CEIR were founded by the same guy, a disgraced former DOJ employee David Becker. CEIR creates ways for states to contact the voters they want to reach by phone, email, or text. The below was obtained by FOIA in Georgia.
Louisiana withdrew from ERIC:
Why would ERIC demand member states contact 95% of all unregistered voters? Reports show voter roles get much larger right before national elections and then magically shrink before final vote counts are recorded and a list of actual voters is printed.
Maybe WGLT will want to investigate! ERIC does not do what they reported, those are just the talking points used to sell it to states that don’t do their own research. Luckily other people are doing the work for them.
If you think all this is complicated, I could have printed a TON more! Illinois needs to leave ERIC. People who move out of Illinois need to cancel their registration here before they leave. The voter rolls are a mess and ERIC makes them worse.
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