NC elections board dismisses McCrory complaint

Posted December 22, 2011

— The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously dismissed a complaint against the 2008 gubernatorial campaign of Republican Pat McCrory.

The board Thursday found no evidence of improper coordination between the former Charlotte mayor and an outside GOP group.

The board launched the investigation in October in response to a 2010 complaint by the North Carolina Democratic Party. The complaint alleged McCrory's campaign coordinated fundraising and spending efforts with the Republican Governors Association, which would be a breach of state and federal campaign-finance laws.

Gary Bartlett, executive director of the elections board, said officials found no evidence of wrongdoing.

Bartlett said board investigators are about 95 percent finished with their investigation into a second complaint against the McCrory campaign, but so far they have found nothing to suggest wrongdoing there either.

McCrory is running again for governor in 2012.


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  • josephlawrence43 Dec 23, 2011

    Hey--WRAL--you won't post my comments here--so I'm putting them on the WRAL facebook page..might want to check it out...

  • Milkman Dec 22, 2011

    Yep, this story didn't stay on the front page through the end of the day. The story charging the McCrory campaign with wrongdoing stayed on the front page for over 2 days. Liberal bias, check!

  • djofraleigh Dec 22, 2011

    The WRAL Title line should read the McCrory Campaign is found clean after check...

    The source of the complaints should be checked -- The Democratic party, of which I am a member and I am for cleaning up NC party politics, and it's the Democrats that need it.

  • nonPC Dec 22, 2011

    Were sorry for this interruption. Now back to the Democrats.
    The Fox


  • balog Dec 22, 2011

    "But "balog", when it's based upon lies? or, "everyone does it". Does that make it right?"

    What is based upon lies, a probe? Andyes, they all probe each other, its called politics. The GOP over the past 30 years have perfected it, still sour grapes over the Dems destorying Nixon (who subsequently brought all the heat onto himself).

  • Zaknow Dec 22, 2011

    What a waste of money to find nothing twice!!!

  • jgriffith3792 Dec 22, 2011

    Nice try democrats.

  • barbstillkickin Dec 22, 2011

    Rebelyell55 honey it is obvious you are a young voter. We can not do anything until we elect the people who will be willing to try to make the changes. All of us would love to make the laws to suit us but this is not going to happen. Just look at the whole person whom you vote for not the things that come out of their mouths. Remember back when you will tell your parents what they wanted to hear. Well that is what politicians do. Tell us what we want to hear so look at the past the present and the person.

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 22, 2011

    I think it depends on who is working, I havent had anything posted today, so Angela from the old GOLO days may be working she did her best to root out anything critical democrats

  • Milkman Dec 22, 2011

    Boy this story was ushered off the headline area asap, wral can't have good news about republicans get good placement for long! This story will be off the main page entirely by the end of the day.