North Carolina election officials seek advice on pending ballots

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina election officials still working on final vote tallies for governor two weeks after Election Day are getting some advice on whether certain ballots should be counted or thrown out.

The State Board of Elections scheduled a meeting Tuesday to hear from the state Democratic and Republican parties and their gubernatorial candidate campaigns.

The board wants to provide legal guidance to county election boards hearing formal complaints about early votes by people who died before Election Day or may have voted in multiple states. Also at issue are more than 300 ballots that state officials say may have been cast by convicted felons across the state during early voting.

The questions are important as Democrat Roy Cooper still holds a narrow lead over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.


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