The North Carolina elections board — which is investigating possible fraud in the 9th Congressional District race — was left leaderless last month after a court found its structure to be unconstitutional. So Republican legislators crafted a bill to install a new board, which Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed. He said the bill "mandates secrecy for campaign finance investigations by the Elections Board." "Not only that, the new bill makes it harder to prosecute people and groups that violate campaign finance laws," Cooper said in a Dec. 26 Facebook post. ..