Gov. Cooper vetoes election bill that would end grace period for North Carolina’s mail-in ballots
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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-backed bill Thursday that would force elections officials not to count any mail-in ballots that arrive after polls close. “The legislature ironically named this bill ‘The Election Day Integrity Act’ when it actually does the opposite,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. “Election integrity means counting every legal vote, but this bill virtually guarantees that some will go uncounted.” North Carolina currently has a three-day grace period for absentee ballots. Nobody can vote after the election is over, but as long as...