Republicans ask prosecutor to look into NC Secretary of State

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Lawmakers won’t vote on whether to investigate the North Carolina Secretary of state before the General Assembly adjourns, but have asked a prosecutor to look into the matter, a top GOP leader said.

Tim Moore, speaker of the state House of Representatives said his party has reached out to “someone who is a prosecutor in the state” to look into allegations that Elaine Marshall issued notary public commissions to people who live in the U.S. illegally and report back.

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He said late Thursday that the legislature is likely to adjourn the current session before midnight and that a vote on creating a panel to investigate Marshall will not come before then.

Marshall is a Democrat who was first elected in 1996.

A House committee had voted Wednesday to allow the full chamber to consider creating a panel.

It was a move requested by Rep. Chris Millis (R-Onslow).

“So, this is not a matter of politics in the least bit. I’ve been very clear in outlining such. This is a matter, truly, of the aspects of following the law,” Millis told CBS North Carolina earlier this week.

Marshall’s office has said commissions have been granted lawfully.

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