by Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal
Thousands of voters in North Carolina voted twice in one or both of the past two elections, according to a court filing in the key battleground state.
Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, announced recently that it had filed a brief in U. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina outlining the number of double votes.
A total of 16,700 duplicate votes were cast in the 2016 and 2018 elections, according to an audit by the watchdog group based on public records.
North Carolina was home to a disputed voter fraud case in 2018.
Public Interest Legal Foundation made the court filing in the case of Democracy NC et. al. v. North Carolina State Board of Elections, which seeks to suspend North Carolina’s protections for mail-in voters during the presidential election in November in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, the state’s public voter rolls show that even with election integrity mechanisms in place, voters registered in more than one precinct are credited for voting a second ballot.
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