Voter rights group says match does not mean fraud

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina voter rights advocacy group is warning against using states’ voter lists to establish whether fraud is happening.

Democracy North Carolina announced the names of four state legislators Monday whose first name, last name and date of birth match active registered voters in other states.

Executive Director Bob Hall said such duplication is common and is not by itself evidence that voter fraud is occurring. Hall released the names of the legislators to argue that a State Board of Elections report earlier this year that said 35,750 North Carolina voters had similar matches does not demonstrate rampant voter fraud.

The four state legislators who matched voters in other states are Rep. Duane Hall D-Durham, Rep. Rodney Moore D-Mecklenburg, Rep. Charles Jeter R-Mecklenburg and Sen. Ronald Rabin R-Harnett.

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