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VIDEO: Perdue Campaign Fined $30,000 For Unreported Flights

State election board rejects hearings on party-line vote

The N.C. Board of Elections decided Tuesday to fine Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign $30,000 for failing to report flights she took as a candidate in 2004 and 2008.

The board voted 4-1 in favor of the fine. Republican member Bill Peaslee was the only member to vote against. Another motion to hold public hearings related to the investigation of campaign flights failed by a 2-3 vote.

The Perdue campaign and the other gubernatorial campaigns from the 2008 election were also instructed to work with the board of elections to establish better flight reporting procedures.

To watch’s full report on the Perdue campaign fine, click on the video.