- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An Ohio State University professor says voters would have encountered drastically longer lines in 2012 had many of the provisions of North Carolina’s controversial election law been in effect.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1CUccZE) Theodore Allen, a professor of integrated systems engineering, testified Tuesday in the federal trial challenging the requirements of the state’s election law.

Allen said if early voting had been eliminated then as called for when the law passed in 2013, some of the 900,000 who cast early ballots would have tried to vote on Election Day, resulting in longer lines or discouraging some from voting at all.

Butch Bowers and Thomas Farr, attorneys for the state, argued in cross-examination that Allen failed to consider other factors, such as voting machine problems, that produce long lines.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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