Trump Campaign Instructs NC Officials To Ignore Election Ballot Rules
The Trump campaign wrote an email to some of North Carolina’s 100 local election offices telling officials to ignore a new rule on processing some votes in the state, per the Associated Press.
- Trump campaign operative Heather Ford wrote in the email: “The NC Republican Party advises you to not follow the procedures.”
In North Carolina, where Black voters were sending in a disproportionate number of ballots with errors, the Board of Elections settled a lawsuit with a voting rights group making it easier for voters to fix mistakes.
- The GOP sued to block the settlement, and on Thursday, the Democrat-majority state Board of Elections told counties to stop using the new method pending the result of upcoming court hearings.
- “The email urging defiance was a small glimpse at the unusually aggressive, hyperlocal legal strategy the Trump campaign is activating as voting begins," the AP noted.