Election Fraud Cases
|A general election for the seat in the Ninth Congressional district was decertified by North Carolina State Board of Elections after credible allegations of absentee ballot abuse arose. Officials became suspicious when 61% of the vote-by-mail ballots were cast for the Republican candidate, despite the fact that only 16% of the mail-by-ballot were registered Republicans. Multiple people, including the Republican candidate's son, expressed their suspicions that a political contractor illegally organized the collection of absentee ballots and completed empty mail-in ballots. The Board of Elections ordered a new election to fill the seat and the contractor was subsequently indicted.|
Denslo Allen Paige, of Wake County was found guilty of aiding and abetting voting by an alien. Paige, a volunteer and former election official, was found to have assisted her boyfriend, Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, a non-citizen, to register and vote in the 2016 general election. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison, one year of probation, and $275 in fines.