Lt. Governor Of North Carolina Asks DOJ To Investigate Possible Election Interference And Possible Necessity For Federal Intervention

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The Lietieunent Governor of North Carolina, Daniel Forest, is reported to have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr requesting that the Department of Justice investigate the “collusive attack on the integrity of North Carolina’s elections by the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the office of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.”

Forest sent the letter yesterday, 24 September. It further notes that “liberal groups from Washington, D.C. have swarmed into North Carolina to file lawsuit after lawsuit against North Carolina, seeking to change, by judicial and executive fiat, laws that were constitutionally passed by our General Assembly.”

Forest also states that “this week, in the case of N.C. Alliance for Retired Americans, et al. v. N.C. State Board of Elections, et al. the Democratic Attorney General and the Democratic-controlled Board of Elections entered into a collusive agreement with the Democratic plaintiffs to enact, without the consent of the legislature, wholesale changes to the absentee ballot laws of North Carolina.”

Forest notes in his letter that this is especially concerning because North Carolina’s Democratic G governor, Roy Cooper, “has fought tooth-and-nail against the Board of Elections being and independent body rather than a partisan body under his complete control.” (Emphasis added.)

The fact that an executive agency would dare enter into an agreement that attempts to make substantial changes to our election law less than six weeks before the election raises serious concerns about the motives of all involved. It also raises serious legal concerns.

Lt. Gov Daniel J. Forest, N.C.

Forest asks that the DOJ review these actions to determine whether any federal laws may have been violated, as these actions will no doubt impact the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional elections in North Carolina. He further asks that the DOJ review whether this election interference necessitates federal intervention under the Guarantee Clause of Article IV, Section IV of the U.S Consititution.

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