This segment originally aired on Oct. 14, 2016, on VICE News on HBO.
The most important decisions in an election are not always the ones made in the voter booth. Before a single voter can cast his or her vote, hundreds of minute details have to be figured out.
VICE News correspondent Jay Caspian-Kang traveled to North Carolina, where courts recently banned a restrictive voting law based on the accusation that it was racially biased.
Aside from all the partisan in-fighting that has dominated this election, who is in charge of deciding how we vote? And does it make a difference?