FACT SHEET: ERIC, Electronic Registration Information Center
Updated: 6 days ago
URGENT: The Sec. of State must cease, at once, its unlawful and unethical participation in ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center. Membership in ERIC requires MI to share its residents’ personal identifying information and violates citizens right to privacy. It has become a monopoly that skirts the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). It is counter-productive to cleaning the state’s voter rolls. It infuses illegal bias into the state’s elections and registers non-citizens to vote. Membership undermines election integrity. Better alternatives are available. Voter rolls should be treated with same scrutiny as credit card data. A full forensic audit of the voter rolls is required to restore election integrity.
ERIC was founded in 2012 to bloat voter rolls. Funded by Soros Open Society. 4 employees. 30 member states. “A left wing voter registration drive, disguised as voter roll ‘accuracy’ management.” Delaware nonprofit corp. Last filed annual report in 2017. Creator David Becker, formerly with Clinton DOJ, helped acquire & spend Zuckerbucks through his Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR).
1. Participation in ERIC is unlawful and prohibited by the U.S. Help America Vote Act. Watch Atty Erick Kaardal testify in Wisconsin. 2. Participation in ERIC violates the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and citizens’ constitutional rights. ERIC refuses to honor FOIA requests and prohibits Michigan’s FOIA compliance. 3. ERIC does NOT clean the voter rolls. It bloats them. Sixteen (>50%) of the ERIC states have voter rolls containing more registrations than their citizen voting age populations. SETTLING THE CONFUSION ABOUT ERIC 4. ERIC is a monopoly that possesses the personal, protected information of 61% of all voting-aged Americans in 30 states. It shares this data at its discretion with partisan subcontractors. 5. Participation in ERIC infuses government bias into our elections. ERIC requires states to contact 95% of people on a potential voters list that ERIC or its leftist subcontractors generates. The algorithms for seletion are opaque to Michigan government and residents. Zuckerbucks on steroids 6. Participation in ERIC’s violates Federal Driver Personal Protection Act and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. NVRA mandates states keep clean voter rolls. MI’s Auditor General report found BOE failed to clean voter rolls. ERIC adds voters and rarely, if ever, eliminates any. For first time in history, the number. of registered voters in Michigan climbed to 102.4% of voting-aged residents. During 2020, 67 of MI’s 83 counties had more registered voters than eligible voters. Impossible. On average, 10% of Americans move each year, so each precinct should lose 10% of its registered voters. It may gain others, but an average of 10% should come off rolls. Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100% 7. ERIC plays a role in automatically registering non-citizens to vote when they transact with DMV and other agencies that Gov. Whitmer ordered to recruit voters. These agencies don’t ask about citizenship. All DMV transactions are sent to ERIC. Even if ERIC doesn’t directly access QVF and register non-citizens, it fails to flag and remove them. 1,000 people voted with a surrendered license flag in QVF; 20,500 registered without ID in last 14 days on Election Day, Nov. 2020 ((Watch: Sen. Ruth Johnson, https://cloud.castus.tv/vod/misenate/video/61f3065bd48d55e44ec8dd80?page=HOME) 8. Michigan’s Sec. of State Benson is illegally sharing protected personal information with ERIC. ERIC, in turn, is sharing the data with leftist organizations including the Center for Election Innovation Research, CEIR, bloating the voter rolls in a biased manner and increasing the risk of exposure for this personal info. See ERIC Sharing Data with Zuckerburg-Funded NGO and Victoria Marshall’s Democrat Operatives Control Voter Rolls in 31 States, The Federalist, Aug. 11, 2022. 9. Alabama’s Sec. of State and Louisiana have suspended participation in ERIC due to “allegations of voter fraud or possible misuse of our voters’ personal information.” Michigan must do the same. https://abc3340.com/news/local/leaning-more-on-eric-and-why-alabama-pulled-out-of-the-voter-information-center-wes-allen-bobby-poitevint-vote-secretary-of-state 10. Participation in ERIC violates Michigan Laws (MCL 168.509gg, 168.509o, 168.931, 168.934, 168.939, 168.940, 168.941, and 168.942.
(a) Record that person declined to register to vote (b) Office that received reg. voter's application (c) Registered voter driver license or state ID card # (d) Month & day of birth of a registered voter (e) Telephone # provided by registered voter
Alternatives: Free and state-run Crosscheck, an alternative interstate system, worked well until sued to extinction. Mich. should: 1) Utilize the interstate child support database mechanism 2) License NCOALink, the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address database as required by Fed. Law. Use NCOALink to remove Interstate and intrastate double 3) Deploy Rick Richards’ (GA) interface program 4) Subscribe to Social Security death and citizenship tracking databases 5) Acquire NTIS and LADMF (National Technical Information Service and Limited Access Death Master File), used by Ancestry.com to secure best info on deaths. 6) Legislate to share death data statewide, not just countywide. 7) Actively expand and adequately fund the minor technology enhancements necessary for Mich. and all other states to exchange notifications with one another when residents relocate into and out of their states and apply for new drivers’ licenses. Michigan's DMV needs to do a better job of notifying county clerks with in-state resident address changes. People should have to show a valid driver's license or valid state ID with the correct address and citizenship designation in order to vote in-person or absentee in their precinct. Online changes of address for mailing absentee ballots should be prohibited. 8) Remove non-citizens via SAVE, a DHS electronic Immigration status verification service 9) Compile & issue MI reports to maintain voter rolls. 10) Put non-PII voter roll information online and available to the public. 11) Conduct annual, voter-roll forensic audits to ensure voter roll maintenance complies with ISO standards. 11) Publicly post the state's plan for voter roll maintenance and lists. 12) Encourage the Federal Government to pass Congressional HR 2115. This would require states issuing new driver’s licenses to have new residents surrender their old licenses to the destination state, and that state to notify the exited state. 13) Educate relocating residents, and particularly students, to notify their local clerks when they move, and the repercussions for changing their residence or for voting more than one time in an election.
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