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North Carolina GOP advances “Monster Voting Law” 2.0

BY: - June 6, 2023

Ten years ago, the Republican majority of the North Carolina General Assembly unveiled and swiftly enacted a bill to restrict voting and rig elections that critics quickly and aptly dubbed the “Monster Voting Law.” A lot of that law was ultimately struck down as unconstitutional after a federal court found that it targeted Black voters […]

State elections board rejects NC GOP signature matching request for absentee ballots 

BY: - July 15, 2022

The NC Board of Elections, in a 3-2 party line vote, rejected state Republicans’ request for signature verification on absentee ballots.   Republicans wanted local elections officials to be able to compare voters’ signatures on their registration cards against signatures on requests for absentee ballots and on the returned ballots. 

State Board of Elections will rule on GOP request for signature checks on mail-in ballot requests

BY: - June 17, 2022

Proponents tout election security, but opponents say signatures change and predict significant voter disenfranchisement The North Carolina Republican Party wants local county elections officials to set aside requests for absentee ballots and double-check the mail-in ballots themselves based on whether they think voter signatures match.