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Arlington, VA – The North Carolina General Assembly has approved a constitutional amendment to protect the Right to Vote in the Tarheel State.

As passed by both chambers with three-fifths support, House Bill 1074 now submits a constitutional amendment to the November ballot requiring U.S. citizenship to vote in any election—an overwhelmingly obvious and popular position with North Carolina voters.

ETI conducted a comprehensive grassroots education and outreach campaign to help galvanize support and pass the amendment.

National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:

“The radical Left wants more than anything to destroy the Right to Vote. We’re profoundly grateful to the General Assembly and the amendment’s champions for giving voters the choice they deserve this fall, especially at a time of historic illegal immigration. Only U.S. citizens should decide the outcome of U.S. elections—one person, one vote counted fairly and equally. It’s just common sense.

“We additionally urge the House’s quick approval of a separate amendment providing critical voter ID protections for all forms of voting, Senate Bill 630, when lawmakers reconvene in a number of weeks. Cast Vote Records from tabulation machines should also be made publicly accessible, as they are in most states including California, New Jersey, and Illinois.”

A Cast Vote Record (CVR) is a de-identified electronic record of a voter’s choices for each ballot item—meaning it does not disclose the identity of a voter. House Bill 770 would require CVR’s be made public and passed the House with bipartisan support during the long session of 2023, but the Senate has yet to act.

At present there is no capability to effectively audit election results in North Carolina, often leading to a lack confidence in reported election results. CVRs are important artifacts that provide unique documentation from an election to enable comprehensive and trustworthy audits. Without CVRs, it is virtually impossible to certify the machine counts and poll tape reports against anomalies.

Beginning in 2019, Washington, D.C. Democrats attempted to pass legislation which would have resulted in the automatic dumping of millions of legal and illegal aliens on to the voter rolls. Under H.R. 1, states would have been required to register illegal aliens to vote, state officials would be threatened with criminal liability if they attempt to interfere, and penalties for such illegal voting would be removed—cancelling out millions of American votes.

Section 1012: Mandates states to perform automatic voter registration of every adult on numerous state databases, without regard to citizenship.

Section 1015: Decriminalizes foreigners voting in American elections if they were registered via H.R.1’s mandatory voter registration provisions (i.e., via Sec. 1012).

And to intimidate state and local officials from cleaning foreign citizens off the voter rolls…

Section 1201: Introduces a new, vaguely worded criminal offense if a prosecutor decides a state official’s efforts to keep their voter rolls clean may have ‘interfered’ with registering such person, again regardless of whether or not the registrant was a U.S. Citizen.

The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between the American Principles Project (APP) and Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America, was organized to combat federal H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 legislation and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.