Probe Of Possible Voting Problems

State and federal officials are looking into whether North Carolina kept accurate voter registration records and election returns over the past couple of cycles.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the ongoing investigations
became a point of contention when State Auditor Les Merritt shared
some of the findings with state lawmakers.

The legislators are considering a bill to allow voters to
register and immediately cast a ballot at one-stop sites in the
last month before an election.

Merritt's office shared the preliminary findings with the state
board last week. The auditor's office says it also shared the preliminary
findings with Senate leaders and sponsors of the one-stop voting
bill and asked that they take the bill off the Senate's June 5th
floor calendar.


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