Statement: Hogan Gidley Congratulates the North Carolina Legislature on Overriding Governor Cooper’s Veto of SB 747 and SB 749
Washington, D.C. – Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from Hogan Gidley, Vice Chair of the Center for Election Integrity at AFPI, regarding the North Carolina Legislature’s decision to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 747 and Senate Bill 749. Both measures provide significant improvement in election integrity for North Carolina voters, including banning Zuckerbucks and establishing firm deadlines for when all ballots must be received.
“Ballots returned by Election Day means faster vote counts and faster results. Banning private money used to administer public elections ensures no outside interference with the election process. And retaining accurate election records is necessary to protect legal votes, protect legal voters, and follow federal law. Despite the Governor’s attempt to stop these important election integrity measures from becoming law, the North Carolina Legislature stood strong and protected voters. We congratulate the Legislature because its override means the Tar Heel State will have good laws that make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”