Brian Newby has landed a job as the top elections official in North Dakota after his term leading the U.S. Election Assistance Commission came to a controversial end.
North Dakota Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger has hired the former Johnson County election commissioner as the state's elections director.
Jim Silrum, North Dakota's deputy secretary of state, on Wednesday confirmed Newby's hiring.
Silrum said Newby's past at the Election Assistance Commission, where he was accused of voter suppression and mismanagement didn't raise any red flags.
"We're excited to be working with him," Silrum said . . .