Fighting murky restrictions on observers

Despite the actual words written into NC’s General Statutes about election observers, the people controlling our elections really hate having anybody looking over their shoulders. As a result, election administrators frequently devise further barriers to prevent observers from actually… well… seeing anything.

They only get away with it, because the political parties don’t see the importance of unfettered observers at the polls. This video covers the strategies and the “bones of contention” that some county party organizations may want to help fight.

But beware: These battles cannot be won without a legal staff and ours is stretched pretty thin this time of year. That said, we are more than happy to assist any local (NC) attorneys who want to push back against the excessive (and probably illegal) restrictions that election officials impose on observers.