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RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper shared the following statement on Election Fraud Secrecy:

“Disturbing allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District race are mounting. Yet it’s astonishing that the legislature has passed a bill, HB 1029 (which I vetoed), that mandates secrecy for campaign finance investigations by the Elections Board. Not only that, the new bill makes it harder to prosecute people and groups that violate campaign finance laws.

Tell legislators that you don’t want to protect politicians who commit fraud. This bill was rammed through in a few hours with little time for research. Tell them not to override the veto tomorrow, Dec. 27 and instead negotiate a clean elections bill with me. We are down to the last 5 days of the lame-duck Republican super-majority. Don’t let the last act make it easier on criminals.”