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Voter Registration Confusion Prompts Investigation

A sign stating "Vote Here".

The State Board of Elections is investigating voter registration forms mailed to North Carolina residents by the political action groupAmericans for Prosperity

  The mailers contained inaccurate information about voter registration and some were addressed to children, family pets and deceased individuals. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy organization, has apologized for any confusion, but others contend the mailers were intended to misinform voters.  North Carolina Democratic Party executive director, Casey Mann, filed a complaint alleging that the mailings discourage voters from registering.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WRAL's Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie about the complaint and the Board's response.

The incorrect voter registration mailers have created a flurry of online internet memes featuring cats. Click heresee the memes. 

Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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