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Cooper will appoint Election, Ethics Board members while litigation is pending

Gov. Roy Cooper

Gov. Roy Cooper will make appointments to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement this week while litigation over lawmakers’ structure of the board is pending.

Cooper filed a new lawsuit Tuesday over House Bill 90, the GOP’s latest measure restructuring the Board, which was initially created in December 2016 and has since remained vacant.

“We believe strongly that this third attempt by the legislature in HB90 to rig the Board of Elections and limit people’s right to vote is unconstitutional and we will continue pursuing our case,” said Ford Porter, a spokesman for the Governor. “However, the case is likely to take months and it is important to have a board in place for the time being to administer the upcoming elections.”

You can read more about the new lawsuit here, and follow NC Policy Watch for updates as they become available.

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