The following message from our friends at PIME needs full review and response. The required response is for you to contact your state legislators and tell them to do the only job that they have the delegated authority to do and that is to protect and defend the constitution. They must take steps to get rid of ERIC now!
Please read the letter below. See why it’s imperative to contact your state senator and representative today. Call them. Print and send this letter or modify it and make it your own.
Thank you for taking action to defend election integrity,
Patrice Johnson, chair
Dear Honorable [INSERT Senator or Representative name here]:
In an effort to learn more about ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center, PIME supporter Lorraine McGoldrick initiated a FOIA request to her local clerk in Rochester Hills. The clerk’s response was chilling. It serves as a stark reminder that Michigan’s participation in ERIC is an affront to the Freedom of Information Act, to government transparency, and to a clerk’s ability to do her job:
Pursuant to your request for information I regret to inform you that we cannot fulfill your request.
ERIC is a non-profit organization which is governed and managed by the states who choose to join. The Clerk’s Office does not have access to run any reports as they relate to ERIC and QVF.
You may want to try and contact the Bureau of Elections for information.
Rochester Hills Clerk’s Office
The statement above constitutes further evidence of ERIC’s opaque and highly suspicious activities in regard to Michigan’s voter rolls, called the Qualified Voter File or QVF.
ERIC’s bylaws require, on threat of expulsion, Michigan’s secretary of state to contact to register to vote 95% of the “potential eligible” residents on a list that ERIC creates and provides.
As my legislative representative, I urge you to seek answers to these questions, as ERIC’s activities are dark to me and to other Michigan citizens and clerks:
Is the algorithm that ERIC uses to select “potential eligible” voter registrants fair?
–Between $12 and $15 million Zuckerbucks were distributed in Michigan to 80% to 90% liberal areas. Good chance ERIC’s lists are biased too, especially since many of the same leftist operatives are involved. The public needs access to these algorithms and lists.
Membership in ERIC has proven a massive failure, so why is Michigan still participating?
–SOS Benson joined the state in ERIC in 2019 under the guise of cleaning the voter rolls. In 2020, for first time in history, the number of registered voters in Michigan grew to 102.4% of voting-aged residents. Today, 69 of Michigan’s 83 counties have more registered voters than eligible voters.Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%
These impossible numbers derive, in part, from automatic voter registrations of noncitizens. When people transfer the title of a vehicle into their names at the DMV, they are automatically registered to vote regardless of citizenship status. Sign up for food stamps; get registered to vote. Thousands of out-of-state residents voted in the 2020 election. In Ingham County alone, volunteer analysts have identified thousands of suspected duplicate and ineligible voter registrants. If ERIC were worth a grain of salt, it would have identified these potential errors for the local clerks to investigate.
But cleaning the voter rolls is not ERIC’s real purpose. According to the Wall Street Journal:
President Biden is ordering all agencies in the federal bureaucracy to “expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.” That language, from a March 2021 executive order titled “Promoting Access to Voting,” may sound benign. It isn’t, and it may conceal an abuse of power. The administration is making it difficult for the public to find out.
— Tarren Bragdon and Stewart Whitson, Voter Registration Drive: What’s Biden Hiding? Mobilizing the federal government to sign people up may sound benign. Far from it.” WSJ Opinion, April 19, 2022.
The leftists have made their strategy clear. They are directing taxpayer-funded government dollars to government agencies to get-out-the-vote in a biased, one-sided manner. Government employees, in turn, are contracting non-government organizations, NGOs, (left-leaning nonprofits like ERIC) to deploy get-out-the-vote tactics in blue areas.
ERIC appears to be the tip of the spear.
On Jan. 27, Louisiana suspended participation in ERIC in light of “allegations of voter fraud or possible misuse of our voters’ personal information.” Michigan must do the same.
What is ERIC doing with Michigan residents’ legally protected personal information?
–PIME has confirmed that the SOS is illegally sharing Michigan residents’ lawfully protected, personal information with third-party ERIC in direct violation of Michigan Law, MCL 168.509gg. This has to stop. Plus, it appears ERIC is sharing this information with other third parties.
Is SOS Benson allowing ERIC or Senzing illegal access to our QVF via an application program interface (API)?
–Three-employee ERIC has ties to Senzing, an artificial intelligence software company that specializes in APIs. Sec. of State Benson allegedly allowed the leftist Rock the Vote illegal access to Michigan’s QVF during the 2020 election. How do we know she’s not allowing ERIC or Senzing similar access?
A PIME supporter FOIAed the SOS for information on ERIC.
Now a PIME supporter FOIAed a clerk for information on ERIC.
Time is of the essence. I urge you as my legislator to step forward. ERIC must not be allowed to corrupt the upcoming November 2022 election. Michigan must immediately cease and desist all participation in ERIC.
ERIC boils down to a government-funded version of Zuckerbucks on steroids. Opaque government-funded, nonprofit alliances like ERIC must not be allowed to press their thumbs on the scale of the electoral process and determine who registers to vote.
For your convenience, I’m enclosing this link to more information on ERIC, including a one-page summary (https://pureintegritymichiganelections.org/why-mi-must-get-out-of-eric-asap-must-reads/) I look forward to discussing what next steps you will take to extract Michigan from ERIC posthaste.
For election integrity,
[INSERT YOUR NAME HERE]
[INSERT YOUR ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFO TOO]