From news desert to election do-over
Feb 28, 2024

From news desert to election do-over

Today, we'll head to North Carolina to learn about a 2018 election fraud controversy in a place with little local news coverage.

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How a lack of local news coverage may have played a role in a 2018 election scandal

And experts are finding links between voter apathy and a lack of reputable local news outlets.
After a 2018 ballot scandal involving North Carolina Republican Mark Harris came to light, officials ordered a new election.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC