The North Carolina State Board of Elections has admonished a county elections board in the latest example of improper social media posts by local elections officials.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the state board ultimately voted 4-1 last week to reject a pair of complaints filed by local Republican Party leader Jane Pait against two members of the Bladen County Board of Elections.
Pait accused the board members of posting statements to Facebook that disparaged President Donald Trump. County
elections board members aren’t allowed to publicly endorse or oppose candidates for election, but there’s been some dispute about whether criticism of an elected leader fits that legal definition.