NORTH CAROLINA: Dem Gov To Veto New Election Bill, Says It Gives Cover To Campaign Finance Violations

The Associated Press reports:

North Carolina’s governor says he’s vetoing legislation directing new elections if fraud is found in a disputed U.S. House race because the hastily approved bill also adds new cover for lobbyists and people who violate campaign finance laws.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he’ll sign the legislation if state lawmakers remove the section.

Cooper objects to details like requiring that state elections officials refer apparent campaign finance crimes to a separate commission for a confidential review on whether prosecutors are notified.