Paul Specht

Paul Specht is a correspondent for PolitiFact North Carolina at the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where he covers state government. Specht joined the N&O politics desk in 2017. Before that, he covered government and development news in and around Raleigh. He graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., in 2010 with a degree in communications.

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Do NC, Texas face more election lawsuits than all other states combined?

"North Carolina and Texas have more (redistricting) litigation than the other 48 states, combined," NC Rep. David Lewis recently said.

Did the NC elections board 'decline to comply' with ICE request? Here are the facts.

Between planning the November elections and then launching an investigation into the 9th District Congressional race, the board in August received a subpoena from the office of Robert Higdon, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

In NC, politicians mislead the public about the election fraud investigation

In January, a judge dismissed an argument that Republican Mark Harris should be seated in the 9th Congressional District. Afterward, the candidates and their political parties released misleading statements about the status of the investigation.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Dan McCready and Mark Harris

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready

Fact-checking the congressional race between Kathy Manning and Rep. Ted Budd

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 13th Congressional District between incumbent Republican Ted Budd and Democrat Kathy Manning.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Linda Coleman and Rep. George Holding

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District between incumbent Republican George Holding and Democrat Linda Coleman.  

Francis says Raleigh rebuilding City Hall because mayor wants 'nicer office.' That's misleading

Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Raleigh leaders have said they need a City Hall to make operations more efficient for staff members and the public.