NC Gov. McCrory asks State Bureau of Investigation to look into potential voter fraud

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into possible voter fraud in Bladen County after the State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to dismiss an election protest alleging workers for a Democrat-funded political committee ran an “absentee ballot mill,” fraudulently filling out hundreds of mail ballots.

“We have an obligation to ensure that every vote is counted accurately and that our elections process is conducted legally,” said McCrory. “Any verified instance of voter fraud or other illegal activity should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Though it dismissed the protest, the SBOE voted unanimously to send evidence its investigators uncovered to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.