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PoliticsN Carolina elections official: Some documents were forged

22:40  11 january  2019
22:40  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

North Carolina ballot fraud hearing postponed

North Carolina ballot fraud hearing postponed North Carolina elections staffers are postponing a hearing next week into allegations of possible ballot fraud in the country's last undecided congressional race after last week's disbanding of the state elections board authorized to subpoena witnesses and hold hearings.The announcement Wednesday came after Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said he won't try to ram ahead with a Democrats-only elections board, raising doubts the Jan. 11 hearing could take place. Republicans refused to nominate GOP members for a temporary elections board to fill in until a new law creates a new board at the end of the month.

North Carolina elections board releases some documents related to its investigation of alleged absentee ballot voter fraud. North Carolina election officials apparently were worried about people unlawfully taking mail-in absentee ballots from residents of one county and filling them out this fall.

A former election official in Bladen County, North Carolina , has given state officials new evidence of election fraud in a congressional district under scrutiny. Some of the forged requests were made on behalf of relatives of board members, including Cynthia Shaw, the county’s director of elections .

N Carolina elections official: Some documents were forged © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo Republican Mark Harris speaks to the media during a news conference in Matthews, N.C. The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready could be disbanded Friday, Dec. 28 under a state court ruling in a protracted legal battle about how the panel operates. The state Elections Board has refused to certify the race between Harris and McCready while it investigates absentee ballot irregularities in the congressional district stretching from the Charlotte area through several counties to the east. Harris holds a slim lead in unofficial results, but election officials are looking into criminal allegations against an operative hired by the Harris campaign. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina elections official in the county where fraud allegations have forestalled declaring a winner in the nation's last undecided congressional race says some requests for mail-in ballots were forged.

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Federal investigators in North Carolina are seeking a huge number of voting records from state and The subpoena to the state elections board requests documents from 2010 through August 2018 Some election officials said they were unsettled at the prospect of handing over traceable ballots to

This page is an overview of the 2018 North Carolina elections , including the state's election results, the offices on the ballot covered by Ballotpedia, featured elections , election dates, and frequently asked questions. << North Carolina elections , 2017 | North Carolina elections , 2019 >>.

Bladen County Elections Board Chairman Bobby Ludlum said in a sworn affidavit released Friday that three absentee ballot request forms submitted in the 2018 general election were forged. The Republican elections official said they were among 165 requests dropped off by a woman whom he didn't identify. He said one of the forged requests was for one of his relatives, who hadn't asked for it.

People working on behalf of both Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready submitted multiple requests for absentee ballots, which is legal.

Harris narrowly leads in the 9th Congressional District race.

N Carolina elections official: Some documents were forged © The Associated Press FILE - Int his May 8, 2018 file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready smiles outside Eastover Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race between McCready and Republican Mark Harris could be disbanded Friday, Dec. 28 under a state court ruling in a protracted legal battle about how the panel operates. The state Elections Board has refused to certify the race between Harris and McCready while it investigates absentee ballot irregularities in the congressional district stretching from the Charlotte area through several counties to the east. Harris holds a slim lead in unofficial results, but election officials are looking into criminal allegations against an operative hired by the Harris campaign. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

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