Elections Chaos: Judge Dissolves Elections Board, Cooper Plans Interim Body

From Charlotte Observer:

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday asked the state Republican and Democratic parties to nominate members to serve on an elections board until Jan. 31, when a new law takes effect restructuring North Carolina’s elections and ethics boards.

The current nine-member board created by the Republican-led General Assembly was declared unconstitutional by a panel of judges, who ordered a return to separate five-member elections and eight-member ethics boards.

The judges delayed implementation of that split several times, but Thursday ruled they would not postpone the change again. That means the current joint ethics and elections board expired at noon Friday.

The order added to the questions hanging over the outcome of the 9th District U.S. House race as the elections board scrutinized fraud claims in a race that Charlotte Republican Mark Harris had apparently won over Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes. […]”


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