North Carolina Republican Leader Says He’s Open to New Election in Disputed District

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. ‘ The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state’s Ninth Congressional District, where allegations of fraud have cast doubts on the fairness and accuracy of the vote count.

If the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement can state ‘there was a substantial likelihood that the race could have been altered, then we would not oppose a new election,’ said the executive director, Dallas Woodhouse.

State investigators have issued subpoenas and begun sifting through thousands of pages of records to determine whether absentee-ballot fraud gave an advantage to Mark Harris, the Republican nominee in the Ninth District. Preliminary returns, which state officials have refused to certify, showed Mr. Harris with a 905-vote lead over his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready.

  • Date: 2018-12-06T17:33:13.000Z
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Nancy Pelosi On North Carolina Election Fraud: We Can Refuse To Seat That Congressman

WASHINGTON ‘ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that election officials in North Carolina have a few options for responding to what appears to be an egregious case of election fraud in the state’s 9th Congressional District.

Members of Congress have an option, too: They can refuse to seat the current leader of the race, Republican Mark Harris.

‘The House still retains the right to decide who is seated. That is one of the powers of the House of Representatives,’ Pelosi told reporters. ‘Any member-elect can object to the seating and swearing-in of another member-elect. We’ll see how that goes.’

Is what happened in North Carolina apparent ‘voter fraud’? A debate.

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I’ll second what several others are saying here:What happened in NC is apparent *election* fraud, not *voter* fraud.Calling it the latter will feed narrative that voter fraud is prevalent, when it’s not.

My point was that calling what apparently happened in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District ‘voter fraud’ would grant unjustified legitimacy to President Trump’s and other Republicans’ claims of rampant voter fraud across the country. It would suggest that it was possible ‘ in an unwarranted way.

Election fraud is not the same thing as voter fraud. Republicans never really cared either way.

There is still much we don’t know about what transpired in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, but what we do know is alarming: a man with ties to Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris and several other local GOP officials paid multiple women to collect strangers’ absentee ballots, and Harris narrowly won both the GOP primary and general election thanks to nearly impossible margins in the absentee vote.

It’s too early to say definitively, but North Carolina Republicans could very well end up being responsible for the biggest case of election fraud in modern U.S. history.

North Carolina Republican leader says he’s open to the possibility of a new congressional election amid voter fraud allegations

The congressional race in North Carolina’s 9th district might head to a new election following reports of voter fraud that could have given Republican candidate Mark Harris the lead over Democrat Dan McCready during the midterm elections.

Harris’ victory has not been certified by the North Carolina’s Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement due to what the board’s vice chair, Joshua Malcome, called “unfortunate activities” in the eastern part of the district. These, he said, include “claims of numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee mail ballots.”

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