Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue wants state auditors to investigate whether her expected rival in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign has been using state computers to collect information to use against her.
Perdue's general counsel wrote to Auditor Les Merritt, saying public records requests to Perdue's office have originated from a state computer system used by Treasurer Richard Moore's office. The requests seek information about a task force created by a health care commission led by Perdue.
Perdue's office says the person seeking the records has asked that they be sent to an address that has been used in the past by a Moore campaign worker.
A spokeswoman in the treasurer's office hasn't yet responded to the letter.