In the hallway a group prayed for "evil to descend" on the "election team," said the county's Republican clerk Chuck Broerman.
The widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election as alleged by Trump and his supporters was never proven.
This has heightened alarm that disturbances in this year's primary contests could foreshadow problems in November's local, state and national races.
In 16 North Carolina counties alone, officials noted unusually aggressive observers during May's primary elections, according to a state election board survey.
In some places, poll “watchers” are different from “challengers,” who can point out people they suspect aren't legal voters.
She contacted the sheriff's department after an observer trailed a poll worker's car from a polling site to the election board.
In typical years, eight to 10 observers each from the Democrat and Republican parties would observe the county's elections, Hebb said. »