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Winston-Salem St. polling place next on GOP hit list

The newly appointed Republican chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections says he plans to eliminate an early voting site at Winston-Salem State University, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

Chairman Ken Raymond said he will move Tuesday to shut down the voting site at the historically black campus after hearing talk that a professor had offered students extra credit for going to the polls, which he said was a violation of the law. He offered no proof.

Last week, the Watauga Board of Elections voted to close the voting site on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.

Republicans on the Pasquotank County Board of Elections also voted last week deny an Elizabeth City State University senior from running for city council, ruling that that his on-campus address couldn't be used to establish residency. The county chairman said he planned to challenge the voter residency of other students at the historically black school.


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Gee, I wonder?

The private, mostly-white high school I attended in Winston-Salem offered extra credit to students who voted. Surely this means the polling place that is still located in that school will be closed down as well, just to be completely fair to all voters.

Students can vote by absentee ballot!

voting precincts do not belong on a college campus.
Thanks, NC Legislature for struggling to better our electoral process for the low information voters.

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