Aiken Removes Name From Voter List, Ends NC Probe



BY: Gary D. Robertson

RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina election board has determined there’s evidence showing former ‘American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken may have voted illegally in Wake County this fall. But officials don’t plan further action.

The county elections board voted unanimously Wednesday to end its investigation at a preliminary hearing because Aiken wrote a letter asking officials to remove him from their voting rolls, making the issue moot.

The local Republican Party chairman filed a complaint because Aiken voted in Wake County elections even though he has a house in adjoining Chatham County. Aiken has criticized local school board candidates.

Wake County GOP Chairman Claude Pope said after the hearing he was happy with the outcome.

Aiken didn’t attend the meeting.

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