North Carolina State Board of Election Denies Audit Request

Morgan County election officials sort ballots during an audit in Madison, Ga., on Nov. 13, 2020. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

I told you before: Cooper was never the legal governor of North Carolina.

David DeGerolamo


Citing overriding federal authority under the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the North Carolina Board of Elections (BOE) has denied a North Carolina House Freedom Caucus (HFC) request to examine voting machines.

Chairman of the caucus, Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort), told The Epoch Times that although there is a statute that requires state employees to comply with requests for data from the North Carolina General Assembly, Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the elections board, declined the request to inspect voting equipment used in the November 2020 election in a July 7 letter.

During a July 15 press conference, Kidwell said the HFC had been responding to public concern regarding transparency in the election process.

Before the denial, the HFC met with the BOE twice, and Kidwell added that Elections Systems & Software (ES&S), the largest election vendor for North Carolina, agreed to provide access to three voting systems it manufactures.

At the time, ES&S indicated that they would be willing to take any inspected system at a randomly selected precinct by the HFC and recertify the equipment so that there would be no cost to the BOE or county, Kidwell said.

ES&S, he said, “seemed eager” to have the inspection to relieve the public concerns about the equipment.

“We would not invade, compromise, or damage the machines,” Kidwell said in the press conference. “The only thing that would happen is the ES&S service technician would open, show us and allow us to see that there are no modems in the machines.”


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2 months ago

Truth has no fear of inquiry;
While lies choose darkness to continue their existence….

2 months ago

That’s North Carolina for you.

The Hinoeuma
2 months ago

Yeah…NC goes for Trump, NC goes for Tillis, NC goes for Mark Robinson but, Cooper gets re-elected. Not buying it. Plus, if you look at the percentages in voting numbers (pay particular attention to Orange & Durham Counties), they are all whacked, all across the state.

2 months ago

Instead of asking permission, they need to just do it by force. Audit the damn machines and when you have evidence of fraud, go on the offensive, and no I don’t mean go to court and plead with them to do the right thing.