Cooper Puts His 'Thumb on the Scale' in Board of Elections Investigation of Democrat State Lawmaker

August 22, 2022

For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Democrat North Carolina State Senator Valerie Jordan (District 3) is under investigation by elections officials after allegations and evidence surfaced that she does not actually live in the Senate District she represents. Instead, it appears she lives in Raleigh. Initial hearings are scheduled Tuesday in Currituck County, where the challenge was filed with Currituck County Board of Elections by Republican District 3 Senate candidate Representative Bobby Hanig.

Appeals will be handled by the N.C. State Board of Elections, a partisan board full of partisan Democrats with a track record of abusing their authority to protect and advance Democrat candidates. True to form, Governor Roy Cooper has again demonstrated his partisan approach to elections administration, prophesizing to a reporter that, "Nothing will come of this.

"Why is it not surprising to see Governor Cooper putting his thumb on the scale and trying to affect the outcome of this challenge?" said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. "His statement is, unfortunately, just one more example of why Cooper has opposed a non-partisan Board of Elections, preferring one that he can control."

North Carolina deserves elections administration that is free of undue influence from powerful partisans who hold political agendas above all else.

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