NC State Board of Elections meeting Wednesday November 30, 2016, Hearing on appeal of In re Protest of Election by Thomas Stark, Final determination as to classification of existing administrative rules, Durham County vote processing
“Durham historically hasn’t figured out how to carry out an election properly.”…Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens
“Durham County is widely considered to be the most liberal county in NC.”…Citizen Wells
“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″
The NC SBI has been investigating the Durham County Board of Elections handling of more than 1,000 provisional ballots during the March primary elections. Although this does not directly relate to their performance during the general election, it does, I believe reveal a bigger problem there.
“North Carolina’s top criminal investigations agency is looking into whether there was wrongdoing in last spring’s primary election in Durham County, the likely ground zero in the ongoing fight over last week’s still-in-doubt race for governor.
A State Bureau of Investigation spokesman and Durham’s district attorney confirmed Monday that investigators have been on the case for two weeks.
The bureau is investigating whether crimes were committed in the mishandling of more than 1,000 provisional ballots during the March primary elections. Some may have been counted twice and election officials presented the vote count as true when it was wrong, according to an interim report presented to the state elections board in May. The miscount didn’t affect the primary’s outcome.”
The Durham County protests and irregularities have been the topic of discussion at recent state board meetings and will be at the following upcoming meeting.
From the NC State Board of Elections.
“NOTICE OF STATE BOARD MEETING
The State Board of Elections will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in its boardroom located at 441 North Harrington Street, Raleigh. Public meeting materials will be available online at https://goo.gl/8YfisE.
Call to order Statement regarding ethics and conflicts of interest G.S. § 138A-15(e)
Hearing on appeal of In re Protest of Election by Thomas Stark pursuant to G.S. §§ 163-182.11(b)(3) and 163-182.12*
Executive Director Report Final determination as to classification of existing administrative rules G.S. § 150B-21.3A(c)(1) A (Periodic Rules Review)
Designation of rulemaking coordinator G.S. § 150B-21.
Approval of minutes G.S. § 163-20(e)
* The Chair will recognize the N.C. Republican Party, N.C. Democratic Party, and candidates appearing on the ballot in Durham County, or their counsel. The Chair hereby designates Durham County Board of Elections Chair William Brian and Interim Director Kate Cosner to appear pursuant to 08 NCAC 2.0110, and may include counsel. Parties wishing to make oral argument must submit a request to do so by email to Legal.Team@ncsbe.gov no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.”