PRESS RELEASE

President Pro Tempore

Senator Phil Berger

919-733-5708

2007 Legislative Building

Raleigh, N.C. 27601

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amy Auth, 919-301-1737

Shelly Carver, 919-301-1744

April 21, 2017

Berger Responds to State Board of Elections Audit Findings

 

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) responded Friday to a State Board of Elections audit that found more than 500 ineligible votes were cast in North Carolina during the 2016 general election:

 

“We appreciate the State Board of Elections’ efforts to investigate these types of irregularities, which undermine confidence in the integrity of our elections, and to share their findings with the public,” said Berger. “If even one fraudulently cast ballot effectively disenfranchises a legitimate voter, then that is one too many, and that’s why we continue to support commonsense policies like voter ID that improve voter confidence.”

 

In addition to the audit’s findings, a federal investigation into coordinated voter fraud in Bladen County is currently ongoing.

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