NCGOP Statement on Federal Court Rejecting Partisan Candidate Challenge of Congressman Madison Cawthorn
March 4, 2022
For Immediate Release
The N.C. Republican Party applauds the federal court for rejecting the State Board's attempt to subvert the rule of law to allow a purely partisan challenge to a candidate. The N.C. State Board of Elections does not have the authority to disqualify congressional candidates in this manner.
"This case and the actions of the State Board of Elections were never anything more than a frivolous partisan attack on Congressman Cawthorn," said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. "As much as the Democrat activists on the State Board want to disqualify Republicans from running for office, this ruling confirms it is the People who decide their representatives - and they will make their voices heard loud and clear at the ballot box."