Eight cases of irregular voting suspected in Buncombe County in N.C. State Board of Elections’ Post-Election Audit Report for 2016 general election

Press release from the North Carolina State Board of Elections: 

The N.C. State Board of Elections on Friday released a report detailing findings of post-election audits and investigations into irregularities following the 2016 elections. The Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 was prepared in response to inquiries from members of Congress, state lawmakers, media organizations and the general public.

The following is a statement from Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the State Board of Elections:

“This report reflects our agency’s commitment to transparency in its effort to investigate election irregularities and fraud, as required by state law. It also provides necessary context to a complicated issue.

Our agency uses government databases to conduct a series of audits that identify irregularities later reviewed by in-house investigators. Cases are referred to prosecutors when warranted by the evidence.

One ineligible vote is too many in any election; however, our analysis of irregularities does not indicate any contest was affected in November.

We improve our processes with every election so North Carolinians can have full confidence in the integrity of elections.”

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