North Carolina Elections Board Orders New Election
North Carolina's elections board voted unanimously to hold a new US House election in the state Thursday after Republican candidate Mark Harris requested a new vote.
Reuters reports Harris told the panel that evidence of possible ballot fraud had undermined confidence in the election.
In the televised hearing, board members cited “corruption” and a “mess with the absentee ballots” as reasons for why voters deserved a fresh election.
For several months, Harris has said he should be declared the victor in the 9th Congressional District after he led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes out of 282,717 ballots cast on Nov.
Elections officials refused to confirm him as the winner due to allegations of voting irregularities.