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North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. The North Carolina State Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed: October 31, 2016
State: North Carolina
Issue: Voter Registration
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Case 16-cv-1274)

Issue:

Whether the North Carolina and County Boards of Elections cancellation of the voter registrations of thousands of North Carolina voters, based on a single piece of undeliverable mail, in the final weeks and months before Election Day violates that National Voter Registration Act and other federal laws.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/31/16. Order granting preliminary injunction filed 11/4/16. Answer of NC Board of Elections filed 12/22/16. Answers and Motions to Dismiss of County Defendants filed 1/26/17. NC Board of Elections' Opposition to Motions to Dismiss filed 2/16/17. Plaintiffs' Memo in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss of County Defendants filed 4/14/17. County Defendants' Replies filed 4/27/17, 4/28/17, and 5/12/17. Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motions to Dismiss filed 9/26/17. Answer and Cross-Claim of Cumberland County defendants filed 10/10/17. Answer of North Carolina State Board of Elections filed 10/31/17. Status Report filed 1/12/18. Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment granted filed (3/5/18). Motion for Partial Summary Judgment will be granted, and Plaintiffs’ Motion to Clarify or Modify the scope of the preliminary injunction will be denied as moot filed 8/7/18.

 

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Commentary

Steven F. Huefner

Counting Ballots Pursuant to Law is Not Stealing an Election

Steven F. Huefner

Our election systems are deliberately designed to require careful counting of many additional ballots for several days after unofficial results are announced on Election Night. Any effort to undermine this essential part of the vote counting process is antithetical to our system of representative democracy and irresponsible. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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