North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind? - News Summed Up

North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?


LUMBERTON, N.C. — It was a triumphant moment for North Carolina Republicans in 2013 when they enacted one of the nation’s most aggressive voter-identification laws. The measure would combat voter fraud, they argued — though, as federal courts later ruled, it would almost certainly reduce African-American Democratic turnout. At the same time, the law made it easier to obtain mail-in absentee ballots, a form of voting that Republicans used more than Democrats. “The history of fraud in North Carolina is mostly in absentee ballots,” said Bill Gilkeson, a former lawyer for the General Assembly who worked on election issues. “That’s where the fraud really happens, and there’s a long history.”


Source: New York Times December 05, 2018 23:32 UTC



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