James, old boy, you've got this one wrong. Kim Strach is a straight shooting, honest, good government employee of the State Board. Yep, her husband is an active Republican. Board of Elections Chairman Larry Leake, is a Madison County - we'll cut any corners to win an election, Democrat - and Gary Bartlett, Board Supervisor, in his early days was an active member and official of the NC Young Democrats.
Somehow, I don't think they are going to let any employee of the State Board of Elections (controlled by Democrat appointees since 1992) subvert an investigation involving the current democrat governor or any other official. Bev and her campaign, just like Easley's, cut a bunch of corners when it came to reporting the use of private airplanes. McCrory probably did too, he just didn't have as much access or need. The bottom line is that for the most part Bartlett tries to run a straight shop. Strach, and most of the others at the State Board of Elections, ignore politics and try to enforce the election laws. Smack those who deserve to be smacked. But Kim Strach is not one of those.