RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A trial judge has turned away North Carolina's effort to avoid using the polling-place software of a company U.S. officials said was targeted by Russian hackers last year.
Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway denied Monday the request by the state elections board to stop the order of an administrative law judge. That judge has allowed nearly 30 counties to use the electronic poll book software of VR Systems.
Ridgeway wrote there's no state law enabling him to interject himself in the case when an administrative judge says he's still got more to rule on next spring.
The state elections board has decided to appeal the decision, with only hours to go before municipal elections are held in North Carolina.