The state board of elections voted unanimously Dec. 13 to dismiss District 2 Republican candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s charges that local elections officials violated any laws in counting the ballots of Warren Wilson College students.
The N.C. Board of Elections will meet Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in Raleigh to consider District 2 Republican candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s protest over hundreds of ballots cast by residents of Warren Wilson College.
The results of a Dec. 7 hand recount of all the ballots in District 2 showed Republican Mike Fryar in first place and Democrat Ellen Frost’s lead over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill growing slightly to 18 votes for the second spot.
The recounted election results continue to show Democrat Ellen Frost with a slight lead over Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill in the District 2 Buncombe County commissioners race.
The Buncombe County Board of Elections voted 2-1 to deny Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s protest over ballots cast by Warren Wilson College residents and her request that they be stricken from the certified election results. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
In an official protest filed with the Buncombe County Board of Elections, Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill alleges that hundreds of votes cast by residents of Warren Wilson College were illegally counted and should be struck from the certified results. The board will hold a hearing later today, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. to consider the charges. (photo by Max Cooper)