BREAKING: Durham Board of Elections Blocks Uniformed Police Officers from Voting
News & Observer: “At least one deputy, possibly two, were turned away from the Main Library polling place”
CHAOS: Last week, Dem-controlled Board of Elections issued rule banning police from poll sites
Raleigh, N.C. — The Durham County Board of Elections denied uniformed police officers the right to vote at a polling site.
Last week, the N.C. State Board of Elections, which is controlled by the Democratic Party, issued rules banning police officers from poll sites, although the rule says voting site coordinators should allow uniformed officers to vote. Legislators strongly objected to the partisan Board of Elections directing law enforcement activity with no authority.
Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), who co-chairs the Senate Elections Committee, said, “Uniformed police officers put their lives on the line to protect our community, and the Board of Elections just denied them the fundamental right to vote. This outrage is the natural result of the partisan Board of Elections’ chaotic power grabs. They’ve thrown this election into chaos with each subsequent ‘rule,’ and they’ve already been rebuked by multiple federal judges for usurping the legislature’s authority by rewriting election laws with voting already underway.”
More from the News & Observer:
“Two uniformed Durham County sheriff’s deputies were mistakenly turned away from an early voting site this week, according to Durham County election officials.
“Former Sheriff Mike Andrews posted Tuesday on Facebook that two deputies were denied the right to vote while in uniform.
“‘Durham Board of Elections what is the problem,’ he wrote in the post that has been shared more than 230 times. ‘I worked for 39 years in a uniform (and) never was turned away.’”
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