The North Carolina Republican Party is seeking to keep polls open late in a key congressional special election, but only in a single precinct.
Republican Dan Bishop is facing Democrat Dan McCready in the special election for North Carolina's ninth congressional district. The election is essentially a do-over from the 2018 midterms after reports of election fraud from the Republican campaign.
The GOP is seeking an extra one hour and forty-five minutes of voting in a single precinct.
WSOC-TV reporter Joe Bruno broke the news on Twitter.
NCGOP is asking for 1:45 extension in Union Co Precinct 30 #NC09 @wsoctv https://t.co/I7MDtFR3M5— Joe Bruno (@Joe Bruno) 1568150048.0
A 6:15 meeting has been scheduled to consider the GOP's extension request.
Meeting of @ncsbe 6:15 pm to consider poll extension in a Union County precinct. https://t.co/5qnrj3T4Tx #ncpol… https://t.co/cGLXl0mBf5— Gerry Cohen (@Gerry Cohen) 1568151746.0
The State Board of Elections countered that the polling place change was announced in July.
Statement from @NCSBE regarding change of address for precinct 30 in Union County. https://t.co/4Ane85Lqnc— Michael Stolp (@Michael Stolp) 1568138132.0
@JoeBrunoWSOC9 @wsoctv Here’s the resolution mentioned in the statement. https://t.co/1wcvTugv1l— Michael Stolp (@Michael Stolp) 1568150986.0