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Defending democracy: Voter registration deadline extended in flood-ravaged counties

Thanks to a lawsuit by Democrats: A North Carolina judge late Friday afternoon ordered the state voter registration deadline extended in 36 counties reeling from Hurricane Matthew and resultant flooding. Wake Superior Court Judge Don Stephens gave the order to push the deadline from Friday to Wednesday. “If the deadline is not extended, then thousands of voters in a critical swing state risk total disenfranchisement in a hotly contested election,” lawyers representing the Democratic Party wrote.
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