Judge refuses to allow more early voting in NC
Published October 14, 2016
by Associated Press, published on WRAL.com, October 13, 2016.
A judge has refused to order North Carolina officials to expand early in-person voting in five counties after some voters alleged the counties' voting schedules didn't comply with a court's ruling last summer over ballot access.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder denied the request Thursday of voters who wanted him to declare additional voting sites were needed during the first week of early in-person voting, or on Sundays and the last day of the period.
Schroeder agreed with state attorneys that changing early voting — it begins Oct. 20 — would create logistical difficulties. He also wrote he could find no evidence government officials violated his injunction blocking a 2013 state law that previously scaled back early voting.
The counties at issue are Mecklenburg, Guilford, Forsyth, New Hanover and Nash.
October 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm
Richard L Bunce says:
Some 13 States have NO early voting... soft bigotry of low expectations for some groups in NC... sad.