New members of NC elections board set to meet - WNCN: News, Weather

New members of NC elections board set to meet

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Five new members to the North Carolina Board of Elections are scheduled to take office and elect a chairman.

The new appointments by Gov. Pat McCrory will mark the first time in 20 years Republicans have made up the majority on the board, which enforces campaign finance laws. The board meets on Wednesday.

Governors traditionally appoint three members from their own political party and two from the opposing party. McCrory is a Republican.

One issue likely up for debate involves evidence of possible campaign finance violations involving $235,000 in checks to McCrory and other North Carolina candidates from an Oklahoma sweepstakes games operator facing felony charges in Florida.

The agency's staff is already investigating the donations, but it takes action by board members to call witnesses or subpoena records.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Hagan, Tillis tied in senate race, new data shows

    Hagan, Tillis tied in senate race, new data shows

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:41 GMT
    Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
    As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight.
    As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight.
  • Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

    Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:38:24 GMT
    Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
    Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
  • Libertarian candidate could have big impact on Senate race

    Libertarian candidate could have big impact on Senate race

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:44 GMT
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.