The state Board of Elections says a former Trump administration official passed along false information about North Carolina's elections during a national broadcast last week. 

The Board of Elections issued a statement saying the comments made by Russell Vought might lead viewers to believe that an issue about non-citizens voting was ongoing.

Instead, the board says the issue was resolved six years ago and only involved a small number of people.

The comments were made last week during a segment of Fox News' “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Vought said systematic voter fraud was happening in the state, according to a transcription provided by the elections board. Vought is a former director of the Office of Management and Budget under former president Donald Trump.

Board officials said the issue had to do with a citizenship question on voter registration forms offered at the DMV. After the issue was found in an internal audit, the U.S. Attorney's Office investigated. The issue was corrected, according to the board's statement.

A Fox News spokesperson has not yet responded to a request for comment from WFDD.

CORRECTION:  An earlier version of this story mistakenly identified that the false information was about North Carolina's voting machines. The false information was about North Carolina's elections.

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