Mecklenburg County’s Board of Elections completed its hand-to-eye recount in the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice race Wednesday.
Something historic happened when the North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the state’s election results in late November: Board member Tommy Tucker voted against certification. It was the first time in recent history a member has dissented from a unanimous vote. Is it the start of injecting politics into what’s supposed to be a bipartisan, administrative task?
In the 2020 election, South Carolina didn’t allow election officials to contact residents who sent in absentee ballots with missing information, like a witness signature. Now, election data shows less than 1% of mailed absentee ballots in the state were rejected for not having a witness signature, lower than in the 2016 presidential election.