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North Carolina State Board Of Elections Under Scrutiny Following Decision: ‘No Democrat But Biden Gets To Be On The Ballot’

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections unanimously accepted the state Democratic Party’s request to have President Biden as the lone Democratic presidential candidate.

This decision was criticized by individuals like Marianne Williamson and U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, who argued that it undermines democracy and excludes other viable candidates.

The board’s decision was based on state law and the discretion of political parties holding primaries. (Trending: ‘American Idol’ Producer Sued For Sexual Assault)

Despite challenges, the board included former President Trump on the Republican ballot.

“North Carolina goes all in with the DNC. No Democrat but Biden gets to be on the ballot,” Williamson wrote.

“We are disappointed that the North Carolina Board of Elections abdicated their authority to protect North Carolina voters from the North Carolina Democratic State Party’s attempt to circumvent democracy,” Williamson’s campaign stated.

“It is not the job of the State Board of Elections to protect incumbents. It is their job to oversee elections in a non-partisan manner.”

“By the standards of inclusion set in North Carolina state statutes, Marianne Williamson is a FEC-certified Presidential candidate, has received extensive national news media coverage, is a member of the Democratic Party, and meets all the requirements for the Office of President as set forth in the United States Constitution,” her campaign added.

“Their decision to protect political parties instead of voters is a failure to protect democracy itself. The North Carolina State Board of Elections has disgraced themselves and disgraced the voters of North Carolina.”

“The crisis of Democracy in our nation is institutional.”

“Never imagined the Florida and North Carolina Democratic Parties would use Iran’s tactics to guarantee the outcome of an election,” Phillips wrote.

“North Carolina law requires parties to list candidates for President who are ‘generally advocated & recognized in the news media,’ which I am,” he added.

“That’s why 15 made the ballot in 2020: Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Steyer, Gabbard, Yang, Booker, Bennet, Patrick, Williamson, Delaney, & Castro.”

“This year the Democratic Party decided an election wasn’t desirable – so they shafted voters by placing only Biden’s name on the ballot,” he said.

“The destruction of democracy by the people entrusted with protecting it.”

“I’m mindful that these are private political parties and that they have associational rights,” Stacy Eggers said.

The Libertarian Party will have 10 names for its North Carolina presidential primary ballots, and voters can also cast a “No Preference” vote.

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