In Big States, Tiny Counties, Trump Attacking Voting Rules

Election experts and lawyers say GOP efforts demonstrate a new willingness to fight and amplify relatively minor, even legally dubious issues.

  • Published 1 October 2020
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Donald Trump’s campaign took issue with a new rule on processing some votes in North Carolina, it didn’t just complain to the Board of Elections and file a lawsuit. It wrote to some of the state’s 100 local election offices with extraordinary guidance: Ignore that rule. “The NC Republican Party advises you to not follow the procedures,” Heather Ford wrote in an email to county officials last week. The email…

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