North Carolina should not keep polls open longer in Durham County

Nov. 8, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the North Carolina Board of Elections not to extend voting by 90 minutes in Durham County:

“The North Carolina State Board of Elections should reject requests to extend voting in Durham County. The allegation that one precinct ran out of paper authorization ballots for a short period of time is not excuse to increase voting opportunities across the County. By allowing the people of Durham County additional time to vote, the state would effectively be providing them a greater chance to exercise their franchise than people in the rest of the state. This unequal treatment should not be tolerated except under the most egregious circumstances, and it is clear that this request originated by the radical Southern Coalition for Social Justice is nothing more than an attempt to give Durham voters a greater chance to participate than those who live in the rest of the state. If you show up and you’re still in line at 7:30 p.m. when the polls close, just stay in line, they’ll still let you vote.”

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