Bishops, Agency Respond to GC2019 Vote Probe

Bishops, Agency Respond to GC2019 Vote Probe

8/19/2019


Both The United Methodist Church’s bishops and finance agency are taking action in response to the investigation that found fraudulent voting at General Conference 2019.

The Commission on General Conference — the group that organizes the denomination’s multinational legislative assembly — announced Aug. 10 that four ineligible people cast votes using the credentials of absent delegates.

The investigation into voting irregularities unearthed other concerns that the commission referred to the denomination’s Council of Bishops and General Council on Finance and Administration.

With the next scheduled General Conference fast approaching, the bishops said they take the concerns seriously.

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