Statement on Indictments in Absentee Voting Fraud Case | Beaufort County Now

Todayís indictments are a product of an extensive investigation by the State Board of Elections, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freemanís office and the State Bureau of Investigation. state board of elections, indictments, voting fraud, july 31, 2019
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Statement on Indictments in Absentee Voting Fraud Case

Press Release:

    Statement from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections, on indictments in the 9th Congressional District absentee fraud case:

  • Today's indictments are a product of an extensive investigation by the State Board of Elections, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman's office and the State Bureau of Investigation.
  • The State Board has a dedicated division that investigates reports of election law violations and refers them to prosecutors when warranted by the evidence, as it did in this case.
  • The absentee ballot fraud that occurred in the 9th Congressional District effectively disenfranchised voters in that district.
  • North Carolina voters should be confident that state officials will continue to be vigilant and pursue any individuals or organizations that attempt to undermine our elections. Democracy is best served by holding those who attempt to thwart it accountable.



  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov


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