Karen Brinson Bell Coverage
Editorial: Mail service critical to 2020 elections, Trump needs to end irresponsible attacks
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 -- As state and local election boards have been working to expand voting opportunities and shore up absentee voting by mail to accommodate our life-saving need to be socially distant, President Donald Trump's postal service is making critical voting by mail and absentee voting less reliable. That is the REAL voter fraud here - not the phony scenarios the president has conjured up.
Editorial: Act now on critical election needs to assure full voting in November
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -- North Carolina is due $22.6 million in federal funding for election technology, security and COVID-19 safety as well as other voting related needs. But the state must come up with about $4.4 million to match. The additional money is critical. It will help assure our polling places are safe, voters have several ways to cast ballots and as many voters as possible participate in our democracy. It shouldn't be a matter of partisan bickering or shenanigans. We need to do this quickly so the necessary planning and procedures can be in place.
DHS will examine Durham County poll equipment
At the request of the State Board of Elections, federal investigators with the Department of Homeland Security will conduct forensic examinations of poll equipment from Durham County elections workers in 2016.