WVPB Staff Published

Friendships Across Political Divides And Preventing Election Fraud On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, is a bipartisan multi-state partnership aimed at helping states maintain accurate voter rolls. This past March, Secretary of State Mac Warner withdrew West Virginia from ERIC, citing partisan influences. Last month, Warner announced West Virginia was making new data sharing state partnerships to prevent election fraud.

Randy Yohe spoke with Secretary Warner and ERIC past chair and current board member Meghan Wolfe about the best ways to keep the state’s and the nation’s voter rolls clean.

Also, in this show, lots of people in the U.S. live in a bubble. The friends and family in their echo chamber think and believe just like they do. About four in 10 registered voters in America say they don’t have a close friend who supports the opposing political party or candidate.

On the latest Us & Them podcast, host Trey Kay learns how two childhood friends keep their relationship going across the divide. Brian Griffin and Lynn Angell talk regularly and say they learn a lot from their exchanges.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from Shepherd University.

Caroline MacGregor produced this episode.

Listen to West Virginia Morning weekdays at 7:43 a.m. on WVPB Radio or subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode. #WVMorning