RIGHT-WING GROUP SUES NC COUNTIES IN EFFORT TO PURGE VOTER ROLLS: According to Judicial Watch, Mecklenburg is lagging in updating its voter list. It claims the state’s biggest county removed an average of 11,000 voters per year during the last reporting period. Dickerson says the county actually removed almost 59,000 names in 2019 alone. He also disputed Judicial Watch’s claim that Mecklenburg has more registered voters than voting-age residents. Based on 2018 Census estimate, Mecklenburg had almost 1.1 million residents, of which some 835,000 were 18 and older. About 88 percent, or 732,000 residents, are registered to vote — not the 107 percent alleged by the complaint, he said. Judicial Watch has long aligned itself with Trump on wide range of issues including immigration and Hillary Clinton’s emails.