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Election Protection hotline fields 600 calls in North Carolina during early voting

November 6, 2012   ·   Asheville-Citizen Times   ·  Source Article

The Election Protection hotline fielded over 600 calls ranging from discrimination, confusion over voter ID, and broken voting machines during the early voting period in North Carolina.

Democracy North Carolina, an Election Protection coalition member ran the hotline during the early voting period. “We could feel the emotional intensity of this election as we answered these calls,” said Bob Hall, executive director of the group. “People were anxious to vote and suspicious of perceived barriers. There were many cases where we helped voters overcome problems in order to vote, including mistakes by poll workers that higher level officials eventually fixed.”

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