COURIER and its sister sites spoke with officials running the 2020 election from North Carolina to Wisconsin. Here's how they're keeping this year's election safe.
"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."
"This isn’t something the state couldn’t have predicted...We’ve been trying to tell them for months this was going to happen."
Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.
NC and Republican party officials battle over changes to witness requirement for absentee ballots, a key consideration in a pandemic election.
A GOP lawsuit and a conservative state Supreme Court could lead to ballots being challenged, thrown out.
The decision was met with opposition by Gov. Doug Ducey, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee.