A number of key election reforms moved through the N.C. House this week. Included on that list is a bill that switches up the deadline for absentee ballots and another measure that bans outside private money from flowing to county boards of elections.
According to sponsors, the bills are designed to shore up voting integrity following the 2020 general election debacle that included numerous accusations of fraud.
“To say that we don’t need to try to do everything we can to stop [fraud] is missing the point. It is happening,” said Rep. Larry Pittman, R-Cabarrus. “We need to try to curtail it. It’s worth it.”