DURHAM, N.C. (10/30/2019) — Following the state legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 250 (“Remove Foreign Citizens from Voting Rolls”) on Tuesday, voting rights organization Democracy North Carolina immediately responded, calling the voter purge legislation a “distressing attack on North Carolinians,” and asking Gov. Roy Cooper to veto the bill.
“S250 is a needless and wasteful attempt to force election officials to use their limited resources for identifying non-citizens on the voting rolls by using records of excusal or disqualification from jury duty,” said Democracy North Carolina Executive Director Tomas Lopez. “The use of this data would not reliably help maintain the voter rolls and could open the door for the harassment of those named— including eligible, naturalized citizen voters.”
Lopez added, “It’s time for Gov. Cooper to veto Senate Bill 250 and stop this attack on North Carolinians.”