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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:31 PM

NC GOP Trying Again To Cement Control Of Local Elections Boards During Election Years

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/nc-gop-trying-again-to-cement-control-of-local-elections-boards-during-election-years

Even after a court called such a scheme unconstitutional, the GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature will try again to design county election boards to guarantee that Republicans have the chair in election years.


The new legislation would, in odd-numbered years, make the chair a board member who is from “the political party with the highest number of registered affiliates,” which are the Democrats in North Carolina. In even years, when statewide elections are held, the chair would be a board member who is from “political party with the second highest number of registered affiliates,” i.e. the GOP, under the legislation.


Do they know how bad this looks to the average voter?

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:34 PM

1. They don't care what average voters think

At some point, hopefully, they will be voted out. Until that time, they will do all they can to cheat to keep power.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:41 PM

2. No court would be stupid enough to accept this

SC has a prohibition on the legislature passing state laws that only apply to one county. After that became part of the Constitution, they tried various ways to get around it. One was to have a law that only applied to "coastal counties with more than 100,000 people." It turns out that only Charleston County fit that definition.
When the case got to court the judge ranted at the AG who was defending the legislature for thinking the Court would be stupid enough to allow this obvious disregard of the law.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:47 PM

3. North Carolina is setting a new low bar

but I have faith the Wisconsin GOP will sink even lower...

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