How Repub­li­cans are expand­ing their reach in state elec­tions

Repub­li­cans in sev­er­al states are mov­ing to shake up elec­tion laws and over­sight in ways that crit­ics believe could give their par­ty an advan­tage in par­ti­san stale­mates in the 2024 elec­tions.
With some states only months away from their pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry, pro­po­nents of these changes say they are try­ing to ensure elec­tion integri­ty and build back pub­lic trust that has been tar­nished from the pre­vi­ous elec­tion cycle.
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The restruc­tur­ing of elec­tion boards is in part com­pelled by the fall­out from for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and his Repub­li­can allies claim­ing that the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was stolen, with mul­ti­ple law­mak­ers and offi­cials across the nation alleg­ing vot­er fraud or refus­ing to cer­ti­fy results.
North Car­oli­na, Wis­con­sin, and Geor­gia are all fac­ing some of the biggest dis­rup­tions to their elec­tion process­es.
GOP elec­tion board takeover in North Car­oli­na
North Car­oli­na Repub­li­cans are attempt­ing to gain more con­trol in elec­tion boards, with a GOP-backed bill clear­ing the state House on Tues­day. It must pass one more stat Sen­ate vote before head­ing to Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D‑NC) desk.
Sen­ate Bill 749 would change the make­up of state and local …