A New Election Might Be the Only Way Forward in North Carolina

Democratic congressional candidate Dan Mc Cready leans against wallboard as he pauses during a Habitat For Humanity building event in Charlotte N.C. on Sept. 26 2018

The same day Bitzer published his data, the state Democratic Party submitted four affidavits to the elections board from Bladen County voters who said their absentee ballots had been collected at their homes by people they thought were officials. His highest-paid consultant was OnMessage, Inc.at $835,426. North Carolina law allows only a family member or legal guardian to drop off absentee ballots for a voter. A North Carolina woman on Tuesday admitted to illegally "harvesting" ballots for a contractor working for Harris' campaign.

There is little chance as many voters who cast ballots on November 6 would vote if new elections are held, Stone said.

The State Board of Elections is investigating whether he had a role in manipulating or even handling absentee ballots.

If the results are certified when the board meets December 21, the loser can contest the result within 30 days.

Dan McCready, the Democrat running for Congress in the disputed 9th District, has renounced his concession.

The main issue: Harris won an unusually high percentage of the absentee mail-in vote in Bladen County.

But Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state GOP, has gone from claiming this was all a Democratic conspiracy to worrying over the mounting allegations and how they may hurt the party.

Nearly a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the North Carolina board of elections is declining to certify the result as it investigates mail-in ballots from two rural counties.

Pelosi, who's nominated to become House speaker when Democrats take control in January, said Thursday that 'any member-elect can object to the seating and the swearing-in of another member elect.' She also noted the investigative power of the House to determine race winners. The House Administration committee has "full investigative authority to determine the victor", she said.

A state election board spokesman confirmed Thursday that subpoenas seeking documents had been sent to the Harris campaign, the firm serving as Harris' chief strategist and the campaign committee of the sitting Bladen sheriff.

The 9th congressional district has been represented by a Republican in Washington for more than five decades. The board could ultimately order another election.

"This has shaken us to the core", he said. The board also got a rash of calls from residents who said that canvassers told them their voter registration had been canceled, Stone said, and he alerted the North Carolina State Board of Elections of the irregularities this summer. Dan Bishop of Charlotte said at a news conference at the Legislative Building.

Robeson County saw a surge in requests for absentee ballots this summer, which was unusually early, Steve Stone, chairman of the county board of elections, said in an interview Thursday.

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