The North Carolina Republican Party Announces New Election Integrity Committee

Today, the North Carolina Republican Party announced its new Election Integrity Committee. The Committee is composed of 16 members and Chaired by Buck Newton.

Buck Newton, Chairman

Phil Strach

Carl Mischka

Kiernan Shanahan

Nathan Miller

Peter O’Connell

Jerol Kivett

Deanne Brown

Phillip Stephens

Terrell Stephens

Merry Guy

Melisa Taylor

Wes Jones

Harold Eustache

Mark Edwards

The Committee will focus on engaging with the County and the State Board of Elections, recruiting poll observers and election integrity volunteers, making statutory and administrative rule recommendations, and refining the North Carolina Republican Party’s Election Integrity operational plan. The Committee will commence operations after the close of the NCGOP State Convention.

"Election integrity is an issue we must address head-on to move forward as a party and as a country," said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. "In 2020, the North Carolina Republican Party led the nation in implementing an effective statewide strategy to protect the vote. This Committee will spend the next year-and-a-half building on our past successes to ensure the 2022 elections in North Carolina remain fair and transparent.”