Many members of Mecklenburg County's executive committee got a postcard Saturday, just before their scheduled meeting to endorse candidates for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board.
"CEC DEMOCRATIC MEETING POSTPONED" it read. "We apologize for the short notice, and will advise you once a new date has been set."
But the meeting wasn't postponed. The cards, stamped but not postmarked, were an apparent attempt to dampen turnout.
"It's definitely a dirty trick," said party chair Aisha Dew. "It's definitely someone who's not associated with the party who's trying to stop the meeting."
Despite Card-gate, around 160 members of the 300-member committee still showed up, a normal turnout.
"Oddly enough, under the circumstances, we still had a great turnout," said Dew. The party is trying to investigate the matter.