New Bill to Close 15-Year-Old Loophole

Feb 27, 2015 (RALEIGH) — Thanks to a 15-year-old loophole in NC election law, it’s perfectly legal for your county’s Board of Elections to staff an early voting location entirely with one political party, but a bill introduced earlier this week by Representative Michael Speciale (if passed) will curtail such possibilities from ever happening. On Election Day, the …

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Legislative Advisory #1 — Kill the Curbside Loophole

Feb 10, 2015 (PINEHURST) The Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina called for the emergency repeal of a “loophole” in last year’s voter ID law; this, in the group’s first of of five election law reform initiatives they’re proposing during the 2015-2016 NC General Assembly. The document, called a “Legislative Advisory,” can be viewed by clicking …

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Glenda Clendinin, (L to R) Director of Moore County Board of Elections, officially receives 109 challenges from Dee Park and Carol Wheeldon.

Moore County VIP Team Files 109 Challenges

Jan 29, 2015–CARTHAGE, NC–Reflecting more than six months of work, the Moore County Voter Integrity Project, today, gave their Board of Elections a first batch of challenges to the rights of 109 voters to remain registered in their precinct long after abandoning the address they gave in their registrations. “The challenges trigger a quasi-judicial proceeding,” said Jay DeLancy, …

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Parallel NC Voter ID Trial Underway

Jan 30, 2015 (RALEIGH) There’s another lawsuit against the State of NC over voter ID that hasn’t gotten all that much publicity until today. The case (called Curry et al vs State of NC et al) questions the constitutionality of NC’s photo voter ID law on the basis that it’s unconstitutional (under Art VI Sec 1 of …

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VIP Starting Five Presented to Lawmakers

Jan 29, 2015, RALEIGH–The NC General Assembly kicked off the 2015-16 session yesterday and VIP volunteers were there to help find sponsors for their “starting five” reforms to NC election laws. In addition to other proposed legislation, they have not yet completed, the group plans to release more details on the specific language of their first five proposals at a …

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How Can NC Lawmakers Prevent Vote Buying?

Jan 6, 2015 (RALEIGH) — A common practice in much of NC was recently exposed and prosecuted. . . but not in North Carolina. It was a sleepy School Board race in the border town known as Donna, Texas. The perp was convicted of buying votes with cocaine and other incentives. Before we look down …

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