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VIDEO: Voting Irregularities Alleged

State Republicans say some straight-ticket GOP votes recorded for Democrats

North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer has heard complaints that touchscreen voting machines have submitted straight-ticket Republican votes as Democratic. The machines are used in 36 counties across the state. Complaints have been reported in New Hanover, Craven, Cumberland, Rutherford, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, Randolph, Wilson, Pender, and Forsyth counties, according to Fetzer. He says he has not heard of Democratic votes being switched to Republican.

The state Democratic Party called the charges “equally reckless and absurd.” State Board of Election officials say the voter data is stored and could be reviewed if irregularities are suggested.

To watch CarolinaJournal.tv’s full report on the allegations of voting irregularities, click on the video.

Anthony Greco is an associate editor of Carolina Journal.