Election board clears McCrory, bond campaigns on complaints


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The State Board of Elections has cleared Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign and a committee that urged voters to approve a $2 billion bond referendum in March of allegations they worked together unlawfully.

A board investigation of complaints filed in February against the head of a left-leaning advocacy group found no evidence the Connect NC Committee and McCrory’s campaign organization coordinated activity to seek approval of the bond question.

The complaint by Gerrick Brenner centered primarily on a Connect NC video in which McCrory appeared and went to bond supporters. The board’s report dated last week said evidence showed the video’s use complied with board guidance on campaign finance laws.

The report also cleared the campaign committee of state Rep. Ken Goodman, who also appeared in a Connect NC video.

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