Influence Watch introduces us to ERIC

President Reagan was a prophet

The acronym ERIC stands for Electronic Registration Information Center. Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with this scheme which refers to itself as “a non-profit organization with the sole mission of assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens.” ERIC claims it is governed and managed by states that choose to join. It was formed in 2012 with assistance from the far less than unbiased Pew Charitable Trusts.

That guarantee should put any concerns to rest.

Under the heading, “What Data Does Eric Collect From Member States,” is this reassuring tidbit: “Each member state receives reports that show voters who have moved within their state, voters who have moved out of state, voters who have died, duplicate registrations in the same state, and individuals who are potentially eligible to vote but are not yet registered. States may request a report identifying voters who appear to have voted twice within the state in the prior federal election, voted in more than one state in the prior federal election, or who voted on behalf of a deceased voter in the prior federal election.”

In addition to needlessly usurping the duties of individual elected secretaries of state and county reorders, timeliness is a crucial factor.

Republican President Ronald Reagan was renowned for saying, “The 9 most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” A visionary, he foresaw the current situation decades ago.


8 Responses to Influence Watch introduces us to ERIC

  1. Braveheart says:

    With the current administration, it’s impossible not to miss Pres. Reagan…frequently. He was a refined predecessor to Donald Trump.

    • Anthem Al says:

      Can’t argue with that assessment! They had very different styles and both had previously been democrats who were smart enough to leave after realizing the folly of their ways. Reagan and Trump are my top two presidents since I’ve been paying attention. Neither were longtime politicians but each had life experience that made them the best choices for their times. Reagan even headed up the Screen Actor’s Guild union. which taught him how to negotiate!

  2. hoi polloi boy says:

    About those voters rolls, Jay Valentine is the go-to guy.

    • Longtime GOP PC says:

      Thanks for the info!
      Pres. Reagan was a brilliant man blessed with a great sense of humor. He knew that ability worked on his behalf. Even his 1984 primary presidential opponent Walter Mondale couldn’t withhold a chuckle at the jab aimed at him during their televised debate. In a historically lopsided election, democrat Mondale won his home state of Minnesota and Washington, DC. Reagan carried the nation!!

  3. Jack says:

    Biden is the ancient national embarrassment and proctologist, without a numbing injection. He could never compete with President Ronald Reagan. He’s not as bright or as witty, but we do know he messed his pants while visiting the pope at the Vatican. Good thing his staff always carries a complete change of clothes.

  4. jojo says:

    PDJT is the best president we’ve ever had. We’ve been brain washed to believe in style over substance. McCain was a gentleman that did ZERO but tell us lies. SUBSTANCE OVER STYLE if you want to change anything.

    • Seen It All says:

      Usually agree with you jojo, and definitely agree about Pres. Trump, but must part company with your comment that McCain was a “gentleman.” He was a backstabbing, self-centered leftist who had to be coaxed to run as a Republican when he ran for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. House Minority Leader John Rhodes who represented Arizona from 1953 to 1983. The then-all powerful Phoenix 40, a group of politically connected, prominent business leaders, took McCain to the Phoenix County Club for breakfast, where they unequivocally told him the “lay of the land.”
      Well respected John Rhodes was first Republican ever elected to represent Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. His son, John Jacob Rhodes III, later followed his dad into congress.

      • jojo says:

        OK you’re correct. McCain BEHAVED like a gentleman in public while he was sharpening his knife for our backs.

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