Blog Post Date: Oct 16th, 2020
Blog Post Updated: Nov 1st, 2020
Early voting started in a lot of the States this week and we are already seeing long lines in most of the corrupt, racist Republican controlled southern states.
People standing 12 hours in line to vote in predominantly democratic areas of North Carolina is a very common occurrence.
This blog will try to list some of the more blatant voter suppression efforts in North Carolina.
Democracy hating GOP criminals (DeJoy and others) crippled the USPS system to steal the election by suppressing the votes
This is true of all swing states where they are facing major delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.
Swing-state voters face major mail delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 30, 2020
The delays loom large over 28 states that require ballots to reach election officials by Election Day to be counted. https://t.co/DJmo97xODx
Maddow on on-time mail percentages in key battlegrounds:— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 29, 2020
Northern Ohio: 56%
South Florida: 63%
Trump and DeJoy have throttled the US mail in key Democratic strongholds. It is now too late to trust the mail in states that require ballots by Nov. 3.
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to implement “extraordinary measures” in 22 districts across the U.S. — including several in battleground states — where on-time delivery of ballots has dipped below a rate of 90% for two days this week. https://t.co/7gJAYYgPXG— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 31, 2020
This is why I BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED the House to hold ADDITIONAL HEARINGS and to let POSTAL WORKERS testify and not just the top brass. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
America.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
Don't accept this.
This was Trump and DeJoy's plan all along. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp
Given Supreme Court rulings on mail ballots and Trump's effort to undermine the Postal Service, I strongly suggest that you now vote in person - try early voting or find a drop box. Protect your health but don’t let anyone deprive you of your most precious right. Have a plan.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 27, 2020
North Carolina GOP has denied international election observers access to the state’s polling locations on Election Day
BREAKING— The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) October 29, 2020
1. McClatchy DC reports that election officials in North Carolina have denied international election observers access to the state’s polling locations on Election Day.https://t.co/P1wX1zHcgb
GOP using the courts and corrupt undemocratic racist judges to suppress the votes (sometimes they lose)
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: In a pair of decisions, the US Supreme Court (5-3) DENIES Republican effort to block our North Carolina state court consent decree!— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) October 28, 2020
A victory for voting rights and the voters of North Carolina!https://t.co/GGDMlCfVzt
The Supreme Court justices, by a 5-3 vote, refused a request from Republicans to disturb a decision by North Carolina's State Board of Elections to push back the deadline for ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to be received by Nov. 12.https://t.co/KWFDZZ0bo4— The Associated Press (@AP) October 29, 2020
The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to 9 days after Election Day, in a win for Democrats. https://t.co/W4D9tFAwBM— The Associated Press (@AP) October 28, 2020
The Supreme Court issues another blow to GOP-refuses to hear a case brought by Republicans challenging the expanded deadline in NC for the return of ballots postmarked by 11/3 from 11/6 to 11/12.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 29, 2020
This is good news for Dems considering how tight the RACE in NC is at this point. pic.twitter.com/GcoaY1Skg6
The Supreme Court allows the counting of ballots in North Carolina received up to nine days after the election as long as the ballots are postmarked by Election Day https://t.co/a06dVvZ2An— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 29, 2020
UPDATED: “Melanie Mitchell said her 5- and 11-year-old daughters were pepper-sprayed just after the moment of silence. She said Graham police approached the crowd assembled in the street ... and soon began spraying pepper spray. ... Both kids threw up.” https://t.co/bXCdqK2LFp— Robyn Tomlin ❤️📰 (@robyntomlin) October 31, 2020
Shortly afterward, Graham police told the crowd that they had to get out of the street and began using pepper spray to get people to move faster. Children as young as 3 began coughing and throwing up. 4/ pic.twitter.com/xkpCUTk7TF— Carli Brosseau (@carlibrosseau) October 31, 2020
GOP attempting to stop counting of all votes cast
BREAKING: HUGE WIN at the 4th C. Court of Appeals for NC voters! By a 12-3 margin, the Court rejects the Republican legislators' effort to disallow votes cast & mailed back on or before Election Day but received after 11/6. 1/— Josh Stein (@JoshStein_) October 21, 2020
Long lines are seen outside of polling places as early voting kicks off in North Carolina.— ABC News (@ABC) October 15, 2020
Find your state's voter registration deadline and all the ways you can register to vote here: https://t.co/tpPbyH1xbU #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/FxTjtERkzk
You know, gang. It occurs to me that folks are never this motivated to vote when they're happy with the incumbent candidate. Yes?— Al 🅖🅓🅐🅓➊ Criswell (@Gdad1) October 16, 2020
Outside a polling station in Greensboro, NC, as early voting kicked off Thursday. At 10 am, the line was already 2 hours long pic.twitter.com/yVFoEVOgeN