Expert: Only 2 cases of voter fraud in NC since 2000
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — An expert has testified that North Carolina had only two cases of verified voter fraud between 2000 and 2014 among the 35 million votes cast in all its elections.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Rutgers political science professor Lorraine Minnite testified Thursday in the federal trial on North Carolina’s 2013 election law changes.
The North Carolina NAACP, the U.S. Justice Department and others are suing the state and Gov. Pat McCrory over the law, saying it’s intended to reduce voting by blacks, Hispanics, the poor and young people.
Minnite testified voter fraud is rare both nationally and in North Carolina.
The law eliminated same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting. It also reduced the number of days for early voting.
Republican lawmakers said they wanted to cut voter fraud.
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