North Carolina does not have rampant voter fraud, one of the publicly stated reasons that state Republican leaders passed a sweeping elections law in 2013, an expert testified Thursday.

LoriLorraine Minnite, a political science professor at Rutgers University, said Thursday that North Carolina only had two verified cases of voter fraud between 2000 and 2014 out of 35 million votes cast in presidential elections and other elections where there was a large turnout. She said North Carolina residents often have a perception of voter fraud that is not supported by actual data.

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