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NC Election Board Won't Certify House Race Amid Fraud Allegations

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The North Carolina election board on Friday voted to delay certifying a state congressional race amid “claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities,” leaving open the possibility that a new election could be called, per NPR.

Republican Mark Harris defeated Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th District in November’s elections, but the board instead voted 7-2 to further examine the allegations "to assure that the election is determined without taint of fraud or corruption and without irregularities that may have changed the result." 

The state Democratic Party following the vote sent a letter to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement claiming wrongdoing and The Washington Post soon after reported the board had collected at least six sworn statements from voters in rural Bladen County alleging that people came to their doors and insisted they hand over their absentee ballots.

Harris, who finished ahead of McCready by 905 votes overall, opposed the decision and said, "The State Board of Elections should act immediately to certify the race while continuing to conduct their investigation. Anything else is a disservice to the people of the Ninth District,” per NPR.

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