North Carolina governor adds 2 GOP members to election board

Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 7:58 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s governor has appointed two Republicans to the State Board of Elections to replace predecessors who resigned amid pushback over absentee ballot procedures they had voted to support.

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has appointed Carr McLamb, a lawyer who previously worked at two state agencies; and Tommy Tucker, a former legislator, to the panel.

Cooper picked the two from a list provided by the state GOP.

Democrats hold a 3-2 majority on the board. The two previous Republican board members, Ken Raymond and David Black, resigned last month after supporting a unanimous board decision to alter absentee ballot rules as part of a legal settlement to a lawsuit by voting rights advocates. 

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