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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Elections denied Thursday a Republican Party request that the board authorize county elections officials to scrutinize signatures on absentee voting documents, citing concerns that the proposal would create unequal standards across counties.

The Forsyth County Republican Party will be raffling guns and ammo, including semiautomatic rifles, over a 30-day period starting in September, in a move that’s drawing fire at a time when gun violence is high among public concerns. Raffle organizer Vernon Robinson said that each raffle ticket will bear a three-digit number that the purchaser can check each day against the state lottery’s Carolina Pick 3 daytime drawing. From Sept. 9 through Oct. 8, the Pick 3 number will determine which ticket wins that day’s prize.

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