A senior elections official says it was a Board of Elections computer glitch that led to incomplete information on Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory's campaign finance reports.
Kim Strach, deputy director of the state Board of Elecitons, said McCrory's first quarter reports were filled out completely to include occupation and employment information for donors. But when the state's Web site pulled the information for report searches, a glitch left some fields blank.
Strach said she discovered the error after a story highlighted the missing information in McCrory's reports. She spoke with campaign officials from the McCrory campaign today.
McCrory's campaign won't have to amend its reports. Strach said that elections officials will add the missing information to the publicly available database.
On Friday, McCrory campaign Manager Richard Hudson said campaign officials had collected the required information and submitted it according to the Board of Election's instructions. Hudson said McCrory has always stressed transparency.
"This is something that he has taken very seriously from the beginning," Hudson said.