Speaker Moore Responds to Judge Approving DOJ’s Secret Absentee Ballot Deal

Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Friday to a state trial court judge entering an order approving a secretive absentee ballot deal that Attorney General Josh Stein’s Department of Justice struck with Democratic Party attorney Marc Elias on behalf of Governor Cooper’s State Board of Elections.

The ruling by was made by Judge Bryan Collins, who previously tried to strike down voter-approved constitutional amendments on voter ID and a lower maximum income tax rate, before being reversed by the state Court of Appeals.
“We strongly disagree with this decision and will continue to use every legal avenue available to ensure voter confidence in this election by defending North Carolina law against this collusive settlement,” Speaker Moore said Friday.