NC State Board of Elections Reappoints Chief Elections Official Who Helped Skirt Legislature to Change Absentee Voting Rules

Photo from Karen Brinson Bell's now-deleted Twitter account.

RALEIGH – Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. Karen Brinson Bell has been reappointed chief elections officer by the partisan N.C. State Board of Elections in a continuing game of musical chairs at the Board during the Cooper administration.

Conservatives, those who value election integrity, and anyone with a passing interest in the basic checks and balances of constitutional government, will remember executive director Bell as part of the cabal that oh-so-conveniently settled a lawsuit waged by Democrat  activist hack attorney Marc Elias in a way that just so happened to loosen (change) election laws resulting in degrading or eliminating integrity measures and maximizing the voting method most advantageous to Democrats by far. All with out the legislature; the constitutional body that passes election laws.

This wasn’t enough to steal a majority in Raleigh, or win the Old North State for Biden, but it certainly helped Sleepy Joe miraculously outperform past Democrats in some parts of the state.

It is also good enough to earn Cooper’s blessing for another two year term:

“The State Board of Elections on Friday reappointed Karen Brinson Bell to a two-year term as the Board’s executive director. Brinson Bell has served as executive director since June 1, 2019.

Brinson Bell said she would remain focused on the uniform administration of elections across North Carolina, while continuing efforts to improve election security and bolster voter confidence.

“It is not lost on me what a privilege and responsibility it is to ensure all North Carolinians are able to exercise their right to vote,” Brinson Bell said. “I will continue to work with State Board staff and the 100 county boards of elections to conduct secure, accessible, and fair elections for all eligible voters.” […]”

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Striving to make voting as easy as possible necessarily conflicts with ensuring secure and fair elections. Not to worry, though, because we can be sure that whenever that conflict presents itself, Cooper’s elections chief will pick ‘more easy voting’ every time.

All the more reason for the N.C. General Assembly to pass concise and direct legislation to prohibit the bastardizing of voting laws by partisan bureaucrats weeks prior to an election. Again.

 

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