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Democrats Win Major Concessions on Vote-by-Mail from North Carolina in ‘Consent Decree’

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Why is this being allowed? This is the forth battleground state (MI, PA, WI are the other three) in which the Democrats have been able to extend vote counting beyond the November 3rd election. The Dems are setting the stage for a contested election. In fact, Team Biden has hired an army of 600 lawyers to force the courts to decide the result of the election. This is why it is so important that President Trump fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court immediately. This fight will go to the Supreme Court. As such, President Trump must have a conservative majority to prevent the Dems from stealing the election on behalf of Joe Biden. President Trump better lawyer up in a big way. This is crazy.

Democrats Win Major Concessions on Vote-by-Mail from North Carolina in ‘Consent Decree’

By Breitbart, September 23, 2020

Democrats won major concessions on Tuesday from state election authorities in North Carolina, who agreed to their demands to relax the rules on mail-in ballots.

In an agreement filed with the courts in North Carolina, the plaintiffs — a coalition of Democrat-aligned interest groups — agreed to settle their lawsuit against the state in return for allowing ballots to be counted up to nine days after Election Day; allowing voters to “cure” problems with submitted ballots; and creating ballot “drop-off” stations.

The motion for a consent decree states (citations included):

As set forth in the Consent Judgment and in the exhibits thereto, (Numbered Memos 2020-19, 2020-22, and 2020-23), all ballots postmarked by Election Day shall be counted if otherwise eligible and received up to nine days after Election Day, pursuant to Numbered Memo 2020-22. Numbered Memo 2020-19 implements a procedure to cure certain deficiencies with absentee ballots, including missing voter, witness, or assistant signatures and addresses. Finally, Numbered Memo 2020-23 instructs county boards to designate separate absentee ballot drop-off stations at all one-stop early voting locations and county board offices, through which voters and authorized persons may return absentee ballots in person.

Several other recent cases that were otherwise favorable to Democrats specifically rejected a special “cure” process, including the most recent judgment in a federal court in Wisconsin.

The North Carolina “cure” process will allow voters to re-submit ballots after Election Day. It is described as follows in the consent decree*:

For the 2020 elections, Executive Defendants shall institute a process to cure deficiencies that may be cured with a certification from the voter in accordance with the procedures set forth in Numbered Memo 2020-19 (attached as Exhibit B). Curable deficiencies include: no voter signature, misplaced voter signature, no witness or assistant name, no witness or assistant address, no witness or assistant signature, and misplaced witness or assistant signature. If a county board office receives a container-return envelope with such a curable deficiency, it shall contact the voter in writing by mail and, if available, email, within one business day of identifying the deficiency, informing the voter that there is an issue with their absentee ballot and enclosing a cure certification. The written notice shall be sent to the address to which the voter requested their ballot be sent. The cure certification must be received by the county board of elections by no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020, the day before county canvass. The cure certification may be submitted to the county board office by fax, email, in person, or by mail or commercial carrier.

The consent decree also appears to allow “ballot harvesting” by third parties, requiring only that they provide an address and phone number when they return someone else’s ballot.

Democrat lawyer Marc Elias celebrated the outcome on Twitter as a “victory”:

Elias was recently described by the New Republic as the man who is trying to stop President Donald Trump from “rigging” the election.

However, Elias was also responsible for hiring Fusion GPS to produce the bogus “Russia dossier” on then-candidate Trump, leading to efforts by the law enforcement and intelligence services to spy on the Trump campaign.

The consent decree is binding on North Carolina’s board of election and its Democrat chair, Damon Circosta, who was appointed by Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper.

The National Redistricting Foundation, chaired by former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder, was involved in the lawsuit.

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