Mixed Views on Election Day Raid in Montgomery County

SCSJ has previously reported that Brentin Mock of Facing South did a story on a drug bust taking place on election day in Mount Gilead, North Carolina and whether this was potentially a form of voter suppression. Since that time, new information has come to light.
The Raleigh News and Observer reported on Friday, Nov. 15th that the timing of the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement’s raid on election day in Mt. Gilead was determined by the availability of law enforcement.  The Montgomery County Sheriff is quoted in the story as saying “Nobody had any idea it was election day.”  County residents had mixed views about the timing of the raid.  You can read the News and Observer coverage here.
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