So on Election Day, the 49-year-old registered Republican returned to the polls, where he said a worker told him there was no record of his first vote, and that he should vote again.
“How was I able to vote twice?” he asked.
“I don’t think the system should have allowed me to vote twice,” Becht said. “…We’re talking about putting people in positions of power.”
Whether double voting is a broader problem in North Carolina is unclear. Asked about how many reports of double voting the state had received, elections board Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell said Wednesday that she did not know. But she said she is confident “the numbers were very small.”
Brinson Bell said she doesn’t know what led to the problem in Union County, but said the board’s research team will look into the matter.
Brett Vines, a spokesman for the Union County Board of Elections , told the Observer that the board has received just the one report of double voting.