Letters to the Editor

Elections bill is partisan power grab

To the Editor:

The passage of SB 749 in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Sept. 19, 2023, a bill ironically called “No Partisan Advantage in Elections” removes the selection of local county election boards from the counties and gives that authority to the General Assembly in Raleigh, which at the present time is controlled by the Republican party.


This is the nakedest of naked power grabs. Despite there having been no proven evidence of significant voter fraud anywhere in the US in 2020, Republicans in Raleigh are trying to convince voters that only they can save the country, and the counties (and by inference, Democrats) are not qualified. These are people who are more interested in staying in power than doing what’s right for the country.

I would hope that NC counties would file a mass action lawsuit to repeal this legislation. Writing to your elected representative (mine is at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) does no good anymore. Their campaign donors get what they want. Wake up, Republicans, your party has deserted you.

David Stearns


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