Durham Elections Worker Indicted for Mishandling March 2016 Primary Ballots

Durham Elections Worker Indicted for Mishandling March 2016 Primary Ballots

A former Durham County elections worker has been indicted for mishandling provisional ballots in the March 2016 primary, according to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.

Richard Robert Rawling, of Cary, was indicted by a Durham grand jury on counts of obstruction of justice, a felony, and failure to discharge a duty of his office, a misdemeanor. He resigned from the county elections board in March.

Investigators from the state board say the mishandled ballots “were not sufficient in number” to sway the outcome of any contest, and that it doesn’t appear he “altered ballot counts to support a particular political party or candidate.”…

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