Every Vote Counts: North Carolina'The Takeaway Presents: Every Vote Counts'
Originally Aired: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
North Carolina is among a handful of swing states whose voters could decide the result of the 2020 presidential election. As a result of the pandemic, state election officials are expecting a surge in the number of voters requesting absentee ballots. In anticipation of the surge, the state has extended early voting and reduced requirements associated with absentee ballots. Amy Walter is joined by State Board of Elections Chair Damon Circosta, Michael Bitzer, Professor of History and Politics at Catawba College, and Rusty Jacobs, Politics Reporter at WUNC, to discuss the unique challenges associated with balancing public safety and election integrity. The event will also feature a performance by country singer H.C. McEntire.