#ncga: Election reform. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? (Timmy?)
In 2018, there was a lot of butt-hurt on both sides of the aisle about alleged hanky-panky with the voting in the 9th congressional district race. During 2020’s early voting, our state board of elections changed the rules on voting. That’s right. They made changes to the rules for voting WHILE voting was happening. That year, we basically violated our own state law.
Of course, there has been all of the national concern about the integrity of the 2020 presidential race. I’ve been skimming the House and Senate calendars from Jones Street and I’m not seeing anything that looks even remotely like election reform. There’s not a whole lot there about COVID, so it’s hard to use that as an excuse.
I talked with a. few of the folks who get to vote in those chambers on Jones Street about this very subject. They told me something along the lines of: “Oh, we’ll probably take a look at that some time after we return at the end of the summer.”
In 2012, the NCGOP was firmly in control of all three branches of state government. This year, the party is barely in charge of the legislative branch. Did everyone notice what happened in Georgia, for instance, when Democrats are allowed to get creative with election law?
We even had some instances of statistically-dubious vote totals in certain races (even those that Republicans won).
The default response for lefties — when Republicans pass some kind of reform legislation — is to run to court. Things move very slow when lawyers and judges come into the picture. I think it would be smart to get cracking RIGHT NOW on fixing the mess that plagued our elections in 2020. Who wants to give the Dems anything more to celebrate?
They STILL have governor and attorney general — arguably the two most powerful posts in state government. They’ve still got a majority on the Supreme Court. And they’re still too close for comfort on Jones Street.
Again, if the NCGOP has ANY sense, they’ll get started NOW on fixing our elections so all of the court action and appeals have time to conclude prior to the start of the 2022 vote. (Especially while they’ve still got a majority on Jones Street.)
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I SEE no fight in R’s. I’ve recently emailed 12 house/senate members about schools, athletics. Know how many responses returned. ZERO!. Lt Gov, also contacted, has responded 2x. Heard Jim Perry on radio this wk. Stated emphatically Gov will not be challenged over Ex Orders; ‘their’ attys interpret the state Constitution does not allow them to challenge. THUS, GOV HAS FULL CONTROL; no cks and balances and managing state via Ex Orders. I suppose that is precisely why I’ve received no response. NOT THEIR BATTLE! I see the NC Gen Assembly being fully under control of fear, apprehension and the almighty ‘veto’……..Gov will VETO, thus we do nothing. Perhaps so, but we do NOTHING and Coop and Stein who co-opted the 2020 elections have ALL power and control? Coop GAVE NCAE the ‘jump to the front of the lines’ for teachers this wk. In front of MANY 65+ and others with vulnerabilities. And NO guarantee the state will reopen schools b/c Biden yesterday and CDC (political) today will support Biden’s ‘caution’ and schools will not reopen.
Hope I’m incorrect and someone will correct me on any of the above…..
Brant. I don’t know who you are talking to at the General Assembly that are eluding to ‘maybe we will get to it later’ but please try and give some credit to many of us that are demanding we start working on that now. And there are many of us.
The Republican elections bill process has begun. It would be helpful to the public if you began following the bill as it forms and proceeds, and give some credit to those who are leading the fight to fix this broken process.
Also, and of equal importance, once this bill does come out we will need the support of as many vocal people as possible to sell it to the public because of these FACTS; Republicans do not have enough votes in either the House or Senate to over-ride a Governor’s veto nor, even with Justice Newby as Chief Justice, do we have the majority in the Supreme Court.
Mr. Brody: Care to comment on my post above. Anything unfactual? SUPPORT, Mr Brody? WHEN have the R’s NOT had support in NC. Recall, we gave you super majorities and what occurred? Personal ruin, chaos, unlawful acts and power/greed. So, unsure you should BE BLAMING We The People.
Again, WILL THE NCGA confront, challenge the Gov on anything related to Ex Orders?
Yes I would like to comment but I only respond to those who have the courage to publicly identify themselves and not hide behind a fake name. You are correct on some things and not correct on others. Would you like to know which is which?
The thing about fake names in these times is they provide some protection from those willing to deal punishment. I say this because I know someone that has been speaking bluntly using his real name and has suddenly out of the blue had this real crazy ongoing situation with a certain government agency. No, I don’t think it’s some kind of coincidence.
There’s plenty of people not to trust these days: politicians, bureaucrats, big tech oligarchs, globalist corporate moguls, to name a few. Some of the favorite weapons the totalitarians use is retribution and fear.
Wouldn’t it be nice if our elected representatives would provide some attention in these situations – especially those where they could perhaps provide some oversight over the agencies they created and have unleashed on us regular folks?
You should appeal to the voters, stop worrying so much about a super majority and the courts. Grassroots voters have tremendous influence but you need to stay in touch with them. Trump understood this better than anyone.
The “Republican controlled” legislature welcomes and integrates any suggestions by the Democrats to weaken our voting laws. Then they ignore the appointed State Board of Elections taking control of elections and changing the laws at will……………more to come……………………..
I’ve sent copious evidence of voter fraud to our reps but never get a response indicating they see a problem. It’s as if they have put this all behind and are going back to their usual establishment antics. I have warned them that unless they investigate the evidence from the 2020 election, bring the perpetrators to justice and assure voter integrity in all 50 states in the future., many of us will never vote again. I see no point in voting again at this time.
There is nowhere else to go. Do not give up. Do not leave the Republican party. If you want a voice find out how to become a precinct chairperson in your county’s precincts. Attend the local NCGOP committee meetings. Local politics is a force multiplier and will carry the day. There is a good web blog, theprecinctproject.wordpress.com The publisher Dan Schultz has been advocating this strategy for a while. The party has approx. 200k empty precinct chairs vacant. We can make a difference if those seats are filled by good solid conservatives. Don’t be discouraged. As Trump would say (or Pelosi or Schumer) “FIGHT”!
If election law, and enforcement, aren’t addressed, none of the rest of it matters. For years I’ve heard, “Don’t have the votes’. That doesn’t mean you don’t fight. Our first patriots, didn’t have the votes either.
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