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Senators Press NC Elections Chief For Answers On Ballot Deal

North Carolina Republican senators peppered the state’s top elections administrator with questions about a legal settlement that altered rules for the fall election. GOP members of a committee accused State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell on Tuesday of carrying out unlawful balloting changes and reducing voter confidence. Brinson Bell defended her actions and those of the board as building trust in the system by ensuring more mail-in ballots would be counted after worries about postage delays during the pandemic. One big change allowed county election boards to wait six days longer for ballots postmarked by Election Day.