NPR: North Carolina’s Board Of Elections Fights Back Against ICE Request
The U.S. Attorney for North Carolina issued a massive subpoena on behalf of federal immigration authorities to 44 county elections boards in eastern North Carolina. The subpoena demanded five years’ worth of voting records, including ballots which can be traced back to individual voters. Thankfully the State Board of Elections and Attorney General Josh Stein have promised to fight this outrageous invasion of privacy and a clear attempt at voter suppression.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is demanding millions of voting records from the state of North Carolina. Federal subpoenas show the agency wants nearly everything from the last five years – poll books, voter authorization forms, and completed ballots. Investigators are not saying why. Will Michaels of member station WUNC says the State Board of Elections is fighting back.