Senate Elections Cmte is now discussing #SB725 which would prohibit funding from nonprofits to help under-resourced counties pay for elections. Sen. Marcus is worried about taking away all the funding options possible, which also making sure there is no undue influence. Same!
Elections in 2020 were under-funded, with non profit groups having to come in to fund basic necessities like hazard pay for the poll workers who worked during early voting. Sen. Perry doesn't think we should establish funding bc the 2020 pandemic was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Sen. Newton says #SB725 prohibits funding to remove the appearance of impropriety, but that money was used for safe voting: single-use pens? And he says if we need more money in the future #ncga will handle it then. Sen. Marcus points out how shortsighted and unfair that will be.
"Some counties really needed us, and we didn't help them. I don't want that to happen again." Sen. Marcus
Local governments largely shoulder the burden of administering and funding elections within their counties. In 2020, 97 out of 100 counties received grant funding, totaling 4.1 million dollars. #ncpol #ncga

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9 Jun
Finally, #SB326 is up: shrinking both the absentee request deadline and absentee ballot receipt deadline. Sen. Marcus shares our problem with it: voters don't know when they'd have to mail in their ballot to ensure it will be counted.
"This is voter disenfranchisement, not Election Integrity". Sen. Marcus. Votes will be thrown out just because of arriving after Election Day, even if it were submitted by then or even before!
Sen. Clark points out the hypocrisy of this bill that sponsors want to "know the winners on election night" but military absentee ballots still get to be counted well after ED, because the County Canvass is the real day to finalize the winners (a fully week after Election Day).
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9 Jun
The Elections Cmte meeting has started. #SB724 is up first! Watch here:… They're discussing Online voter registration (OVR) now.
If you didn't know, OVR helped tens of thousands of voters of all political stripes access during the pandemic. #SB724 would create a more restrictive process for registering to vote online, disenfranchising voters —like working families—who must use flexible voting options.
We've now moved on to funding for a voter mobile voter ID unit of #SB724 which is putting the cart before the horse as the voter ID law is still not out of litigation and has been found to be racially discriminatory.
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9 Jun
Senate Bill 326 (Jim Crow 2.0) is back. And has now been split into 3 different bills: #SB326 #SB724 and #SB725 They’re trying to make it harder for us to fight by making it more confusing, but we’re still here!
The Senate Elections & Redistricting Committee is meeting at 11 am to discuss these 3 bills, you can watch it all go down here:… #ncga #ncpol
If you don’t remember, #SB326 threatens to disenfranchise over 11,000 voters, many identifying as Black, brown, or Indigenous people, by making it harder to vote by mail.
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REPORT: @democracync 2018 turnout analysis, including interactive maps, county-level trends, demographic shifts, and the constitutional amendments: | Research: @sgfrothingham #ncpol
@sgfrothingham ICYMI: 2018 Election garnered an impressive voter turnout rate of 53%, compared to 44% in 2014-- despite the fact that 2018 was a "blue moon" election year, absent races for US Senate, Governor, or President to drive turnout. More: #ncpol
@sgfrothingham Only 3 North Carolina counties saw voter turnout rates decrease in 2018 compared to 2014. Of those, 2 received federal assistance after Hurricane Florence. The third saw Early Voting sites slashed by the #ncga’s SB325. #ncpol
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