North Carolina is totally flunking Integrity 101.
The Electoral Integrity Project is an independent study by Harvard University and the University of Sydney that grades nations' election processes to understand what we can learn from and change about them.
Usually they deal with third world countries and emerging governments.
But since the 2016 U.S. election failed its citizens to an unprecedented end, the EIP also graded all 50 states in this year's study.
Using the same metric, each state was assigned a score on a scale of 1 to 100 in legal framework and voter registration — and unsurprisingly, North Carolina scored a 58, meaning it'll probably have to go to summer school.
EIP adviser Andrew Reynolds, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said the state's ranking puts it on par with "authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia, and Sierra Leone."
In an op-ed with The News & Observer, he wrote: