by Victoria Marshall at the Federalist
Missouri, Florida, and West Virginia announced their withdrawal from the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate alliance controlled by Democrat operatives that encourages partisan outreach efforts under the guise of simple voter roll maintenance, on Monday.
As previously reported by The Federalist, ERIC is a voter roll management organization used by nearly 30 states and the District of Columbia to ostensibly “clean” state voter rolls by removing dead or duplicate registrants. But as noted by government watchdog VerityVote, ERIC doesn’t help states clean their rolls. Rather, it helps inflate them by requiring states to sent get-out-the-vote (GOTV) mailers to unregistered (and likely Democrat-leaning) residents.
In light of these concerns, a working group of ERIC member states — including Missouri, Florida, and West Virginia — advocated for changes to be made to the alliance in 2022. In a letter to ERIC Executive Director Shane Hamlin, Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft cited ERIC’s failure to address Missouri’s concerns as the reason the state is withdrawing from the pact.
Those concerns, Ashcroft wrote,…Continue Reading