Following in the footsteps of Georgia’s “Jim Crow” voter suppression law, on March 30th NC lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 326, a bill with the same misleading name, “The Election Security Act,” and the same purpose: to make it harder to vote.
SB 326 would:
Require counties to throw out tens of thousands of absentee ballots that arrive after 5 p.m. on Election Day, even if they were mailed before Election Day.
Shrink the absentee request deadlines to 2 weeks before Election Day.
Ban certain funding sources that under-resourced communities need to run elections safely and smoothly, particularly in emergencies.
Allocate $5 million of taxpayer dollars to enforce a racist voter ID law that is currently being litigated in court.