North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's (R) office on Tuesday rejected three of the four outside lawyers that the state board of elections sought to hire to defend the board in a lawsuit regarding same-day registration.
The rejection from McCrory's general counsel will delay the trial originally set for Friday for a lawsuit from a conservative group demanding that the elections board delay certifying the vote until the board has completed a lengthy process to verify the registrations of voters who registered on the same day they voted.
The state elections board submitted a request to hire outside lawyers since state Attorney General Roy Cooper, who would typically defend the board, is locked in a contested race for governor with McCrory. McCrory has refused to concede the race and has alleged widespread voter fraud in the state, though the state election board effectively dismissed most of Republicans' complaints about alleged voter fraud on Monday.
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