From Mike Roman at Election Journal.
Kirk Robert Perkins defeated four other candidates in the November 4 election to win a seat on the Soil and Water Conservation Board in Guilford County, NC. The problem is “Kirk Robert Perkins” doesn’t exist.
Original story at The Greensboro News-Record.
He was allowed to file as a candidate because he was a registered voter. No photo identification was required for that. New voters are asked for a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number and proof of their address, such as a utility bill. Perkins’ Social Security number didn’t match his name, but that wasn’t detected until much later.
And for the understatement of the article,
The voter registration has been challenged by the Board of Elections.
If this weren’t illegal, it would be hilarious, and a great way to show how ridiculous people sound when they say fraudulent voter registrations don’t necessarily equate to voter fraud. Personally, I think the guy deserves a t-shirt at least.