NC Election Officials Warned Over Partisan Posts

Dec 24, 2019

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.

Bladen County's board of elections in Elizabethtown.
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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.