A voter said Rep. Chris Malone asked her whether she was preparing to vote twice while she waited at an early-voting site this week, in an attempt to intimidate her.
Another woman said she overheard a man connected to the Malone campaign ask much the same question of a voter on the first day of early voting last week. She did not know the man’s name but forwarded to the investigative news organization ProPublica a picture of Dennis Berwyn, Malone’s campaign manager, taken at the early-voting location that day.
The News & Observer learned about the accusations through the Electionland project, a collaboration of newsrooms around the country tracking voting problems.
Berwyn adamantly denied that he asked anyone if they were voting twice.