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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

NAACP sues North Carolina for removing black voters from rolls

The NAACP of North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing boards of election in the state of removing eligible voters from their voter rolls, disproportionately affecting African-American voters.

According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the state board and two county election boards have put some 4,500 voters' ability to vote in limbo. State and local officials are violating the National Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act, the civil rights group said.

"The Tar Heel state is ground zero in the intentional, surgical efforts by Republicans to suppress the voice of voters," said NAACP-NC President Rev. William Barber II. "The NAACP is defending rights of all North Carolinians to participate in this election. We're taking this emergency step to make sure not a single voter's voice is unlawfully taken away. This is our Selma and we will not back down and allow this suppression to continue."

The NAACP is asking the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina to halt the election boards from continuing to remove people from voter rolls, as well as to restore the registrations of individuals who have been removed.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary would be so proud. Keep trying to brake the laws like her.

Anonymous said...

They were probably dead black voters.

Anonymous said...

You know if the NAACP is involved it's a bogus suit. That organization only attracts liars and the scum of the earth. Look throughout MD. Real good at running that mouth telling others what to do when their own families consist of thugs. They raise thugs. Like their idol Michelle Obama said about Hillary-she can't keep her own house in order she can't run the white house. Same goes for the NAACP filth.