Board Denies Merrill's Protest
Updated: Thursday, December 13 2012, 03:49 PM EST
The State Board of Elections reaches a decision over disputed ballots in the Buncombe commission race. The board denied Christina Merrill's protest over 44 ballots in the district two race. They also upheld the Buncombe County Election Board's previous decision to not allow a full hearing, for lack of probably cause. Merrill was behind by 18 votes. She now has the right to appeal the case to Wake County Superior Court.