RALEIGH (WTVD) — The State Board has clarified to ABC11 that it has not thrown out any protests.
The Watch Dog response: This is justice at its best. The local county board of elections are a make up of 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat and the state board is majority Republicans. They have chosen to do what is right and call it like it is. So therefore it appears that Governor McCrory need to concede. But that is just my ignant opinion.
The State Board of Elections has ordered counties not to throw out any ballots unless, if combined, they are outcome-determinative at the local level.
The counties are to inform the State of the number of ballots in question and then the state will then aggregate those ballots in statewide races to see if they would affect the outcome of those races.
Meanwhile, Gov. Pat McCrory’s fiercest critic says it’s time McCrory “end these games” as his campaign supports unfounded voting fraud allegations and acknowledge he lost his bid for re-election.
“This is a devastating blow to the McCrory campaign and further evidence that there is no path to victory for Governor McCrory,” said Cooper for NC Campaign Manager Trey Nix. “Roy Cooper’s lead has grown to over 9,000 votes as Republican claims of voter fraud have been routinely rejected by members of their own party. It’s time for Governor McCrory to respect the will of the voters.” (Read more)
The use of Social media has caused new concerns, conversations and definitions for State Boards of Elections across the country, including North Carolina.
There are new rules emerging for those who serve on local boards of elections when it comes to their social media activity and Wilson County is one of the first in North Carolina getting a taste of what the state board’s expectations are with the use of social media and elections board members.
A letter went out to the newly appointed Republican board member. Douglas Inscoe, on the new limitations placed on him and every other board member when it comes to social media.
The letter, dated July 29, came from Don Wright, general counsel to the State Board of Elections to Inscoe before he was sworn into office.
Wilson County officials received the warning first because of the past controversy involving a Tea Party member who served on the board and subsequent complaints of political activity made by two Democratic activists. That member resigned before a second hearing could take place on the state level. (Source: Read more)
Response: Don Davis former Senator is challenging Moore for the District 5 seat. Interesting. Good job Calvin Henderson.
The State Board of Elections on Friday reversed a decision that Tony Moore was qualified to run in the state Senate District 5 race.
The state board said the evidence did not support the ruling of a five-member panel that first heard the challenge, said Gary Bartlett, executive director of the state elections office. (More)