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“Doing the Work that ERIC’s Not Doing” – TGP’s Patty McMurray Debunks NYT Hit Piece on Michigan Election Integrity Groups on The War Room with Steve Bannon (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft | Mar. 5, 2024

Over the weekend, The New York Times published a major hit piece on election integrity groups who are working in several states today to help clean up the bloated voter rolls.

This is an honorable effort by several different conservative and non-partisan groups who are following the law and working to ensure secure and honest American elections.

Of course, the left fears these groups and detests election integrity like a cockroach fears the light.

Hence, the latest NY Times hit piece:

Before The New York Times hit piece was released, The Gateway Pundit’s Patty McMurray published a response.

The Times had reached out to several Michigan election integrity activists, and those contacted obviously knew it was not going to be a fair report.

On Tuesday Patty McMurray went on The War Room with Steve Bannon to discuss the hit piece and defend the amazing citizen volunteers who are cleaning up the voter rolls in Michigan.

Patty McMurray: We have an organization in Michigan called Check My Vote. It’s an all-volunteer organization—it’s run by volunteers. Two brilliant men, Phani Mantravadi and Tim Vetter started this organization. They’re both involved in the IT business. They created a website where individuals in Michigan can go and check their votes on the voter rolls.
I tested it out myself and discovered that I was still registered to vote at the home that I grew up in over 30 years ago! I actually had to go drive to the clerk’s office an hour away and ask them to remove my name from the voter rolls after I discovered it was still there over 30 years later.
So this is an important tool for citizens, and it’s really doing the work that ERIC is not doing. ERIC is the electronic voter registration group that used to be run by David Becker, the Democrat operative, one of the top Democrat operatives in America—as you know, Steve…
I recently wrote a story based on the work by Check My Vote, which identified an address in Holland, Michigan—a nonexistent address that had 19 registered voters. Of the 19 registered voters at this fake address, eight of them had voted. I believe it was a total of 13 votes that they cast between the 2000 and 2022 elections.
And we were able to verify that with the county clerk, Bob Genetski, who’s been fabulous in helping us to uncover these inconsistencies in the voter rolls. The story came out and the Holland Police Department was asked to investigate it. They turned the investigation over to Jocelyn Benson’s office, and I’ve been told that since then, Jocelyn Benson has quietly removed that address from the voter rolls that had 19 voters attached to it and eight people who had voted.
Let me tell you, this isn’t a racial issue. Holland is primarily a white district. And this is ridiculous. I mean, these individuals are doing a great job of going through the voter rolls. They’re all volunteers. They have over 1,000 of them at
It's an amazing organization.

Read more on and what they’ve accomplished at their webpage.

This was a strong segment at the War Room.

Watch and see how you can get involved.


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You're Invited to a PIME Meeting March 9, 2024

Join us at our March 9th Pure Integrity Michigan Elections (PIME) monthly meeting.

This month's keynote speaker will be Phani Mantravadi, key developer of

Learn about ongoing efforts to clean up voter rolls, and how YOU can help.

Get updates from the team on election legislation, upcoming events, ballot initiatives, fundraising, and on-going litigation.

It's a pot-luck, so come hungry and bring a dish to pass if you are so inclined.

Can't make this month's meeting? Click the link below to see our schedule for upcoming speakers, including William Wagner, Jason Woolford, and David Kallman.

Hope to see you there!


Mark your calendars to attend Election Integrity Network's outstanding national working groups. Consider also serving as liaison to report to MFE's Task Force Coalition on our Thursday meetings.  

  • Citizen Research Project | Ned Jones, EIN

  • Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. (ET)

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  • Election Technology | Jim Womack, NCEIT

  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 4 p.m. (ET)

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  • Introduction to Election Integrity Infrastructure | Kerri Toloczko and Ned Jones, EIN

  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET)

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  • Vote By Mail / USPS | Ned Jones, EIN

  • Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. (ET)

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  • Legislative Development | Kathleen Harms, TN

  • Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. (ET)

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  • Voter Roll Maintenance | Willard Helander, EIN

  • Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. (ET)

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  • Vulnerable Voters | Kerri Toloczko, EIN

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  • Election Audits | Mike Raisch

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  • Building Local Task Forces | Joshua Taylor

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  • Media Training | Kerri Toloczko

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The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of the Michigan Fair Elections. 

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