Long before Trump made fraud the only conceivable reason he could ever lose, GOP leaders often invoked busloads of undocumented brown people voting in North Carolina to explain their losses. No need to also explain their wins, because every honest voter loves them, right? Now fraud is the watchword of many politicians, following Trump's lead to the point that roughly 70% of registered Republicans "believe there is widespread voter fraud."
It's going to get worse.
The leader of the election integrity team (NCEIT) is one Jim Womack, the GOP chair of Lee County and a follower of Cleta Mitchell, notorious as the Trump lawyer who sat in on the call to Georgia that demanded the SecState "find" a few more thousand votes. Mitchell now lives in NC and is happy to pitch in on the project of delegitimizing democracy altogether.
Womack said that he and his group are now gearing up for the next election by creating a “suspicious voters list” of anyone they believe to be double-registered or not actually a citizen, and asking members in every county to use it to challenge voters on sight.
Jesus! If you look Hispanic, you a target, Bro, and gawd knows what other visible attributes will attract the gaze of a Womack "observer."
You don't have to put up with harassment in the polling place. Assert yourself.
NOTE: The piece of journalism being referenced here was published online in The Assembly, which is behind a very modest paywall, which I gladly pay because it's an excellent source of independent journalism that's North Carolina specific. It offers what good big-city dailies used to offer, and we've got to support such reporting for the sake of the Republic.