Listeners of Rush Radio 106.1 WRDU-FM have been jamming the telephones of Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's office urging her to stay out of the 2nd District congressional recount, saying she is too partisan.
One problem. North Carolina's secretary of state – unlike secretary of state offices in some other states -- has nothing to do with running elections or recounts. Here, it is handled by the State Board of Elections.
Marshall has twice called the station to inform them that she is not involved, according to Sam Swartz, her campaign spokesman.
Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge has called for a recount after trailing GOP challenger Renee Ellmers in Tuesday's election.