N.C. House Speaker Responds to “Utterly Lawless” Settlement to “Gut the Integrity” of the Presidential Election

Raleigh, N.C. – N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Tuesday to a purported settlement agreement entered into by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s State Board of Elections and partisan Democratic lawyers from Washington D.C.

Major election changes included in the “consent agreement” released well-after voting has already begun in North Carolina include:
  • Rewriting the statutory deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots.
  • Subverting the absentee ballot witness requirement agreed to in the Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020.
  • Rewriting the statutory definition of “postmark”
  • Weakening protections against ballot harvesting
State House Speaker Tim Moore released the following statement:
“Roy Cooper and Josh Stein are attempting to gut the integrity of North Carolina voting laws by colluding with partisan Democratic attorneys from Washington D.C. while ballots are already being cast in this Presidential Election.”
“These actions are utterly lawless and we will be reviewing them to assess all of our legal options.”