Bouvier v. Porter

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Overturned a lower court ruling and held that attorneys who assisted voters in filing allegations of voter fraud in a state election in 2016 were shielded from defamation claims because absolute privilege protects “all individuals involved in any aspect of election protests from defamation claims.” The “election protest” is a specific type of statutory process North Carolina citizens can use to alert local boards of elections to perceived problems. In 2016, the fraud allegations at issue were dismissed for a lack of evidence.

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