North Carolina GOP director open to new election in disputed House race

North Carolina GOP director open to new election in disputed House race

"I think we have to let the board of elections come show their hand if they can show that this conceivably could have flipped the race in that neighborhood, we will absolutely support a new election". "But it is not likely that would happen", Dallas Woodhouse, North Carolina Republican Party executive director, wrote in an email.

"Today I withdraw my concession and call on Mark Harris to end his silence and tell us exactly what he knew, and when, ' he said, turning up the heat on his Republican opponent, who leads in the vote tally".

Nearly a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his North Carolina race for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state's election board is declining to certify the result as it probes mail-in ballots from two rural counties that have been called into question. It also didn't certify the results of the Bladen County Commissioner District 3 and in Robeson County the District Court 16B Seat 2 race between Republican Jack Moody and Democrat Vanessa Burton.

The submission, made at 10:12 pm on Thursday night by the Harris campaign, was the first public admission by the candidate that he had hired the Red Dome Group specifically to do work for him in Bladen County; Red Dome reportedly hired McCrae Dowless, the local political operative who seems to have been in charge of an illegal absentee ballot operation which helped Harris.

He is alleged in voter affidavits to have collected unfinished absentee ballots. The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then. The House Administration committee has "full investigative authority to determine the victor", she said.

McCready conceded the race the day after the November 6 election and did not ask for the recount he was entitled to in such a close election.

At issue is who can handle completed ballots.

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Several witnesses say Dowless paid them to collect ballots from voters, which is illegal under North Carolina law. But state election officials have refused to certify the results while looking at potential absentee ballot irregularities in at least two counties. Since 2012, when Republicans consolidated control over the legislature and governor's mansion, "what we've seen is some of the most comprehensive voting restrictions in the country", said Tomas Lopez, head of Democracy North Carolina, a voter-access organization.

CONCESSION WITHDRAWN! Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready trails Republican Mark Harris by more than 900 votes, but there have been serious allegations of fraud dealing with absentee ballots.

Pelosi said Thursday the House "retains the right to decide who is seated".

Pelosi said "any member-elect can object to the seating and the swearing-in of another member-elect".

"As you know, it's not just the Democrats who have a problem with how it went in North Carolina, the Republicans have a problem, too, because it affected their primary election", Pelosi added.

"There's reason to doubt the capacity of the State Board of Elections", state Sen.

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