CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Multiple documents were released Friday on the State Board of Election site, one of which was a letter from the U.S. House of Representatives stating that according to the U.S. Constitution, the House may choose to intervene to move things forward and take necessary steps to fill the vacant seat for Congressional District 9.
- The committee is asking the state board of elections to preserve all notes, letters, transcripts recordings or any other materials
- Many voters were outside the State Board of Elections protesting the lack of transparency
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In the letter, House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren stated they are aware that the State Board of Elections has been conducting an investigation, however, the Congressional committee goes on to say it would not be surprising if the House became involved in the determination of who gets the seat.
Because of this possibility, the committee is asking the state board of elections to preserve all notes, letters, transcripts recordings or any other materials used in this investigation regarding District 9.
The letter also states that if the Board of Elections does not preserve the materials they may need for their own investigation, the Board of Elections would be depriving the people of North Carolina their constitutionally protected representation in Congress.
But in Raleigh Friday, many voters were outside the State Board of Elections protesting the lack of transparency already from the board. Many protesters stood outside the headquarters with signs, yelling chants, and asking for answers.
Protesters we spoke with say at this point this isn't necessarily even a partisan issue, instead they are more concerned that allegations of voter fraud span back for years. They feel if they do not continue to ask for justice, this all may be swept under the rug.
Bass says they are hoping the U.S. Attorneys Office will soon step in to move this process forward.