- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he’s seeking to remove a State Board of Elections member under scrutiny related to an investigation of donations by a sweepstakes company executive.

McCrory said Wednesday he asked board member Paul Foley to resign, but Foley refused. Now McCrory says he will use another law to throw Foley off the board.

Foley has been under fire since The Associated Press reported the attorney didn’t recuse himself from the board’s investigation of Chase Burns for 17 months. Burns had been represented by Foley’s firm.

Foley said in an email Wednesday that there’s no reason to resign because he did nothing wrong.

The broader investigation into Burns’ donations to McCrory and many elected officials found no violations of state campaign finance law. McCrory says he had always believed that his campaign had done everything right.

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