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North Carolina elections board refuses to fine independent group

AP reports: The State Board of Elections declined Thursday to take action against a third-party group that ran television ads critical of Republican gubernatorial nominee Patrick Ballantine.

The state Republican Party had argued that the Washington-based State Capitol Media Project violated the law with the commercial because it advocated expressly against Ballantine.

Following a 90-minute hearing in which members viewed the ad, the board rejected a motion to declare the group a political committee subject to strict rules on what its ads can say and how they are funded.

The three Democratic members on the board voted against the motion, while the two Republicans voted for it. -- N.C. elections board declines to cite third-party group (AP via ncrumors.com)

Rather than "third-party," I would have used the term "independent."


Hey Ed. This is Kyle Still. I just wanted to tell you I am picking up the torch and going to law school myself.

It is so much fun. I hope you know I'm kidding.

Hope all is well.