And this time it's an historically black university:
The Republican chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections, citing what he views as voting irregularities, said he will try to eliminate the Anderson Center at the historically black Winston-Salem State University as a site for early voting. Fueling Raymond’s concerns, he said, are comments that he heard as an elections precinct judge in 2010. WSSU students, openly talking, said they were casting ballots for credit in a class, according to Raymond, a situation he described as illegal.
Even assuming that this allegation is actually true, and I have serious doubts about that, it has absolutely nothing to do with the integrity of the voting site itself. And the timing of this is suspect as well. Considering it supposedly happened almost three years ago, the voters in question are likely graduated and gone by now. But regardless of the reasoning, a pattern is developing:
The comment made by Raymond about eliminating the early voting site at WSSU came the same week that Republican-dominated boards made decisions that affect two other college towns.
The Watauga County Board of Elections voted Monday to eliminate an early voting site and election-day polling precinct on the campus of Appalachian State University. On Tuesday, the Pasquotank County Board of Elections barred an Elizabeth City State University senior from running for city council, ruling that his on-campus address couldn't be used to establish local residency. The head of the county's Republican Party said he plans to challenge the voter registrations of more students at the historically black university ahead of upcoming elections.
And this pattern should be compelling enough to trigger a (US) DOJ investigation, which should include the examination of all communications between the GOP party apparatus and the Republicans sitting on these election boards. These are not coincidences, they are elements of a concerted effort to stifle the voting rights of all students, and African-American students in particular.