N.C. Board of Elections denies request to examine voting machines

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Dorothy Higginbotham, 90 years old, places her ballot into a tabulating machine on Election Day at Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints on November 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)

Dorothy Higginbotham places her ballot into a tabulating machine on Election Day at Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints on November 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 8:27 PM PT – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The North Carolina Board of Elections has denied a request for an examination of state voting machines. Recent reports said the board’s executive director denied the request made by the State House Freedom Caucus.

According to the caucus chair, they met with the board twice saying the largest election vendor for the state agreed to provide access to the machines it manufactures. The chair suggested the examination is based on concerns from the public.

“Open and allow us to look in the systems and then close the systems. We would not invade, compromise or damage the machines,” said Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-N.C.). “We’re not trying to say there is a problem. We just simply want the public to know there’s not.”

The board, however, has called the concerns “unfounded.” Meanwhile, the caucus has vowed not to back off, saying they will get the access and data they’re requesting.

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