The State Board of Elections has dismissed complaints filed against two national party groups seeking to influence the fall elections in North Carolina.
Tuesday's dismissal came after about three hours of hearings before the board involving the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Republican Governors Association. The board voted 3-2 against a motion that would have found the groups violated state law.
Board investigator Kim Strach testified earlier Tuesday that she believed the groups were breaking the law by how they raised money on behalf of sister organizations registered in North Carolina. The groups disagreed.
Board director Gary Bartlett proposed a compromise that would have required more disclosure when money from the national groups was funneled to a state organization, but objections were raised.