The Election Law Education Center is a spin-off organization of the Voter Integrity Project – NC. The missions of the two groups are similar, but there are also some distinct differences.
First, both the ELEC and VIP-NC support open and honest elections. We have found the need to divide out their means to this goal in a way that advances the election-integrity movement in a sustainable way.
In the past, VIP-NC was officially chartered as a private corporation under North Carolina law. We were loosely called a “non-profit,” but only in the sense that nobody worked for a paycheck. Contributions were never tax-deductible, but that was only a temporary condition until the day when the IRS grew less hostile toward groups like ours . . . and that day has finally come!
VIP-NC always operated on a shoestring budget with sacrificial help from talented people striving toward our goal of “restoring public trust in the democratic process, through the analysis, detection, and prevention of voter fraud.” Anytime we found significant problems, we communicated our concerns (and solutions) to any lawmakers who would listen.
That broad operation will now be divided between VIP-NC and ELEC with a new feature added to the latter: The formal training of election observers, administrators, and attorneys, from a perspective that has been a blind spot among election officials for nearly half a century!
Since our inception in 2011, we’ve learned more than most people in the techniques of detecting fraud and preventing elections from being stolen either before or after Election Day. In some cases, it requires trained and competent observers and employees. In other cases, it takes attorneys who know how to prevent their candidates from having their victorious election snatched away by out-of-state lawyers who parachute into the state for that singular purpose.
Those Abuses End Now!
The Voter Integrity Project – NC is now officially a non-profit organization, under Section 501(c)(4) of the IRS code. As such, contributions are still not tax-deductible, but corporations can support our efforts without running afoul of the law. Their main purpose will be to lobby for badly needed election law reforms and to manage an Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee (IE PAC) that will not coordinate with any candidate or candidate committee but will evaluate candidates for office on election integrity matters and publicize our findings.
The Election Law Education Center has received official IRS recognition under Section 501(c)(3). As such, contributions are fully tax-deductible, but we will focus on educating and litigating our way toward transparency and accountability in the entire electoral process and restoring ownership of the electoral process back to the voters . . . instead of the politicians.
As we begin these parallel pathways, you may expect changes in both organizations’ websites and more . . . but for now . . . thank you for reading this introduction and please consider ways in which you can help with the vital interest of keeping our children and grandchildren free from tyranny.
~ Respectfully, Jay DeLancy MBA, MA, Lt Col., USAF (Ret)