In terms of actual votes, Bitzer reported that 495 ballots were requested but never returned in Bladen and 1,180 were requested but never returned in Robeson. As FiveThirtyEight noted, Robeson had more unreturned ballots than Mecklenburg County (home to Charlotte) despite Mecklenburg casting three times as many total votes as Robeson. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Could the NC election investigation affect the Mark Harris win?
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PolitiFact NC reviewed the new law and the changes explained by legislative staff. There’s a new requirement for filing a complaint, a new statute of limitations on investigating complaints, and a new step the North Carolina elections board must take before referring campaign finance violations to prosecutors. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Is Roy Cooper right that new NC law impedes campaign money prosecutions?
He added that people who registered through Motor Voter could have voted in last year’s election even if the program did not exist. They simply would have to register by mailing in a form, going to a county elections office or clicking on a state registration website. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did Motor Voter tilt midterm elections against California Republicans?
But between 1989 and 1990, apprehensions of undocumented immigrants at the border in the San Diego sector increased, from about 367,000 to 473,000, according to the Border Patrol. That was consistent with a rise in apprehensions across the southern border. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did San Diego build a wall and end illegal border crossings?
Michelle Mittelstadt, director of communications for the Migration Policy Institute, an immigration think tank in Washington, D.C., noted that apprehensions were actually at their lowest during the 1960s, even though they have been “on a significant decline” since 2006 — the last time there were more than 1 million in a year. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Are border crossings at ‘historically low levels?’