ALERT FOR CONSERVATIVES | Cooper trying to monkey with in-person voting

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By Jim Womack | North Carolina Conservative Coalition

This is a statewide alert that Governor Roy Cooper is seeking to circumvent the will of the North Carolina General Assembly ) and potentially interfere with the procedures for in-person voting in the November 3, 2020 general election.

On August 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper filed a lawsuit:  files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Cooper-v.-Berger-RRC-Complaint.pdf 

seeking to dissolve the Rules Review Commission, a long-standing agency designed to oversee the rulemaking power of executive branch agencies within the bounds of governance prescribed by the North Carolina General Assembly.

A recent ruling from the Commission denied the North Carolina State Board of Elections’ petition for “Emergency Orders” which would have allowed the Board to invoke special authority — and potentially nullify in-person voting — during a statewide emergency (like the COVID-19 pandemic).

Following the ruling by the Commission, Governor Cooper filed the lawsuit (cited above) to dissolve the Commission, seeking unprecedented, partisan control over our election process and usurping statutory authority from the General Assembly.

Governor Cooper’s lawsuit is another blatant, ugly, partisan power play designed to undermine North Carolina’s election integrity,” said NCGOP Spokesperson, Tim Wigginton. “North Carolinians deserve an election that they can trust, and Governor Cooper is breaking new ground in figuring out ways to undermine that trust.”

Cooper’s lawsuit is the latest chapter in the saga of Executive Branch over-reach, undermining the integrity of North Carolina’s election process.

We cannot over-state the seriousness of Cooper’s lawsuit. Since the North Carolina Court system is replete with left-leaning activist judges who show little respect for the North Carolina Constitution and the authority of our General Assembly, Cooper’s lawsuit poses a threat to the integrity of the November 3, 2020 general election.

Please contact your lawmakers to insist we preserve in-person voting for the upcoming general election and request they take every possible action to block Cooper from impacting the legislatively prescribed procedures for this election. In-person voting is vitally important and must not be altered without appropriate legislative action, even in the face of natural or man-made disasters.

You can find your legislators at this link: www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators.

Please also contact the Governor’s office in Raleigh to express your displeasure with his attempt to circumvent the will of the people and legislative intent for executing election operations. The Governor’s office can be contacted on-line at: governor.nc.gov/contact/contact-governor-cooper

You can also call the Governor’s Office at: (919) 814-2000.

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