Judge Orders North Carolina Counties to Restore Purged Voters

A federal judge Friday ordered three North Carolina to restore names to voter rolls that were part of a recent mass purge.

Source: Judge Orders North Carolina Counties to Restore Purged Voters

North Carolina law that allows individual voters in this state to challenge anyone’s registration violates the National Voter Registration Act, which “prohibits the mass removal of voters from the rolls within the 90 days prior to the election.”

The organization also contended that county election boards did not follow proper notification or hearing procedures for the challenges.

“There is little question that the County Boards’ process of allowing third parties to challenge hundreds and, in Cumberland County, thousands of voters within 90 days before the 2016 General Election constitutes the type of ‘systematic’ removal prohibited by the (National Voter Registration Act),”

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