Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election 2016: Computer glitches
reported in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Board of Elections will hold an emergency meeting by teleconference to discuss the possible extension of polling-place operation times, this because of computer glitches. The meeting is set for 6 PM (3 PM Pacific).

State law says that if polling-place operations are disrupted for 15 minutes or more during an election, the State Board of Elections "may extend the closing time by an equal number of minutes."

This is potentially very important; North Carolina has been the object of protests, and the source of controversy, over how the state handles its black and minority voters at polling places. African American turnout is believed to be down in the state this election because of voter disenfranchisement through legislative means.

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