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Chapel Hill Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital

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Carolina Journal

Dozens of mentally disabled registered in stepped-up efforts by state

BUTNER — Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity.

Election records show Williamson, a patient at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, was registered on Sept. 13 as an unaffiliated voter. He cast an absentee ballot that was accepted Oct. 15 by the Granville County Board of Elections.

In a street shootout in January 1995 near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Williamson, a law student, used an M-1 rifle to kill two strangers. The not-guilty verdict caused a national furor. He attracted additional headlines this week when a judge granted Williamson unsupervised off-campus privileges.

Efforts to register mental patients and residents of centers for the developmentally disabled have taken place in recent months in several locations around the state.

Employees of the Murdoch Developmental Center, a state-run facility in Butner for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled, recently registered 36 of the more than 500 residents to vote in what appears to have been a voter registration drive at the facility. In addition, some residents were checked out of the facility and transported to early voting centers to cast votes.

As of Oct. 30, eight of the center’s residents had voted in person at one of the two early voting sites in Granville County, Carolina Journal has learned. One of the sites is at the Creedmoor City Hall, four miles from the Murdoch Center. The residents voted at the early voting locations on five different days.



  1. Ohio Dan

    November 3rd, 2012

    Can the left get any lower?

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  2. serfer62

    November 3rd, 2012

    Not many GOPers there

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  3. dba_vagabond_trader

    November 3rd, 2012

    So what makes this guy any different from the “legit” D voters?

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  4. Racist

    November 3rd, 2012

    I told yall that in 2008 I saw the black women rolling severely retarded patients from some facility in to the polls and “help them vote”. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had been from Butner (John Umstead ) and just brought them to Durham because they hadn’t yet corrupted Granville Co BoE!

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  5. Racist

    November 3rd, 2012

    Serfer Where? Granville Co or just at the “Nervous Hospital”? un hunh. Granville is the only county left in this area besides Person where you can still smoke! Granville Co is as “Red” as they come.

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  6. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 3rd, 2012

    If we disenfranchised all mentally disturbed voters, Obama would receive about zero votes.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    November 3rd, 2012

    heh heh….good ol’ NC democrat punk maneuver.

    Even our city paper just endorsed Obama…Lady McCrotch is livid.

    This is in Moore County, NC, the small red area on an election map smack dab in the middle of a blue sea of demoprogs between Charlotte, Fayetteville,and Raliegh.

    The paper was bought out from 4 men who had previous ties to the Raliegh News and Observer.

    I compared both papers endorsements (for Obama)and except for the placement of words, the template obviously came from Debbie Wassername’s desk.



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  8. Edith McCrotch

    November 3rd, 2012

    oh…. did I mention that the Moore County Democrat HQ is located in the building owned and occupied by our town’s newspaper, The Pilot?

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  9. Your Inner Voice

    November 3rd, 2012

    Obama voter enthusiasm now extends beyond the dead to the institutionalized insane. Der Fuhrer would be proud!

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  10. Goose

    November 3rd, 2012

    What’s the difference between an institutionalized retard and a liberal?
    The institutionalized retard always has a chance of getting better.

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  11. even steven

    November 4th, 2012

    Oh great… Cheswick gets to vote. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NyyC-UjBM And so do his pals.

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  12. Ninsuna

    November 4th, 2012

    Killers, too, now? Unreal.

    I work with developmentally disabled adults in Florida… who are wonderful people, but I was appalled when I learned they’re not only voting in elections, but are strongly encouraged to vote. Posters are up in the group homes and workshops about their “right” to vote, etc. (Mind you, I’m of the opinion that nobody should be able to vote without first proving at least basic knowledge of our political system, economics, and current affairs.)

    I’ve been disturbed to hear from them repeatedly that they’re voting for Obama and that “Romney will cut our funding.” There’s no question they’re being “fed” this information (there’s definitely be a preponderance of Liberal Democrats in social service professions). I’ve asked them what issues they support, why they’re voting for Obama, and what they know about Romney’s supposed cuts to their funding, and of course, they haven’t got a clue.

    While I can’t express my outrage as I’d like, I’ve made clear to them that there are opposing opinions, such as that Obama will make the country so broke, everybody’s funding will be cut or lost entirely. I’ve also told them about Romney’s 43-year-old nephew with Down Syndrome, and that I’m sure he would do nothing to harm the disabled. I let them know there are two sides and encouraged them to learn about issues before voting, or to not vote at all, because their votes affect everyone and it’s not fair to anyone if they’re not informed. At least a couple of them have expressed thoughtfulness about these points.

    But the whole thing bothers me tremendously. I dearly love these people, but they should absolutely not be voting. (Although I realize they are about as knowledgeable as many voters who *aren’t* developmentally disabled!)

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  13. Unruly Refugee

    November 4th, 2012

    Final 0bama campaign slogan:

    “You don’t have to be crazy to vote for 0bama, but it helps.”

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  14. Eric

    November 4th, 2012

    So convicted felons are barred from voting, unless the situation exists whereby the murderer/rapist/tax cheat is deemed to be INSANE.

    Ok, that makes sense.

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  15. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 4th, 2012

    In Marin County in CA a mental health worker registered patients and THEN VOTED FOR THEM, democrat of course, because she thought they were competent to vote. They’re not competent to be found guilty of crimes, but they’re okay to vote.

    And even that is wrong because THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO VOTE FOR THEM. Libtards just don’t get how stupid they sound whenever they open their mouths.

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  16. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 4th, 2012

    How do you distinguish a Democrat from a mental patient?

    No, seriously.

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