State elections board dismisses protest in Bladen County

— The State Board of Elections voted Saturday to dismiss the election protest of Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. of Bladen County, citing a lack of substantial evidence of a violation of election law or misconduct sufficient to doubt election results.

The State Board also unanimously dismissed a protest on appeal from Kenneth Register of Bladen County, citing the same reason.

Board member Joshua D. Malcolm also made a motion for the State Board to make available to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina all information the State Board has regarding the 2016 general election in Bladen County. That motion passed unanimously.

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