NCGOP Pursues Court Order to Verify Absentee Ballots
September 29, 2022
For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – This week, the NCGOP continued its fight to ensure Absentee By-Mail Signatures are only approved in accordance with the law. The NCGOP filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a motion for a preliminary injunction in Wake County Superior Court against the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Specifically, the NCGOP is asking the court to enjoin the State Board of Elections from enforcing its prohibition of county boards of elections from comparing and verifying signatures on absentee ballot containers in the November 2022 General Election.
Stepping up to defend the State Board’s nonsensical position is the Elias Law Group, founded by Marc Elias, the former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer of Steele Dossier fame. Elias has been ridiculed in federal court for attempting to undermine elections and has been sanctioned in another federal court for a “lack of candor." His firm's involvement is a harbinger of weakened election security for the voters of North Carolina.
It’s long past time that someone put a stop to the State Board’s continual efforts to undermine the security of our elections in the Tar Heel State—the NCGOP is working to do just that.
With county boards of elections set to begin reviewing absentee by-mail ballots next week, allowing the State Board to continue enforcing these unlawful measures will cause irreparable harm unless stopped by a judge.
"Security in the electoral process is critical; why the Board of Elections continues to undermine the integrity of our elections is inexplicable," said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. "The NCGOP is pursuing this lawsuit to ensure our elections remain secure and free from doubt."
It is the mission of the NCGOP to ensure this and every election conducted in this state is done so in accordance with the law. This is one of many actions initiated by the North Carolina Republican Party this cycle in an effort to restore voter confidence and ensure election integrity.