NAACP: Stop striking voters from rolls in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NAACP is asking a federal court to stop several county boards of election in North Carolina from removing people from the voter rolls through challenges filed by individuals.

The lawsuit filed Monday names the State Board of Elections and county boards in Moore and Beaufort counties, where thousands of voters’ names have been challenged.

The National Voter Registration Act prohibits boards of election from clearing voter names from the rolls within 90 days of a federal election. But state law doesn’t place the same restraint on individual challenges.

The director of the State Board of Elections says the federal law hasn’t been interpreted to ban individual challenges.

The lawsuit also seeks to restore the names of voters who have already been removed.

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