Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

State officials investigate potential election fraud in North Carolina; emergency hearing possible

Democrat Calls for Emergency Hearing in North Carolina's 9th District Race Over Voter Fraud North Carolina candidate paid $428k to consulting firm linked to alleged ballot tampering
Guillermo Jimenez | 07 December, 2018, 15:40

CONCESSION WITHDRAWN!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.

Dan McCready, the Democrat running for Congress in North Carolina's disputed 9th District, has taken back his concession amid allegations of large-scale voter fraud on behalf of the GOP candidate.

Unofficial totals have Republican Mark Harris leading McCready by 905 votes. The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then.

Hayes went on to say the state Republican Party had no knowledge of and did not participate in the absentee ballot operations under investigation.

Subpoenas have been issued for Harris's campaign, Red Dome (the political consulting firm Dowless has worked under), and the campaign of County Sheriff Jim McVicker, who also has paid for Dowless's services.

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"If the board of elections determines there's a substantial likelihood the outcome could have been changed, then the law requires a new election", he said.

It was close, but North Carolina Republican Mark Harris was jubilant on election night.

"North Carolina doesn't allow ballot harvesting", he said.

Dallas Woodhouse, the state party's executive director, initially said he hadn't been alerted to the potential of absentee fraud by a Harris-hired consultant, Leslie McCrae Dowless, before admitting that he may have just shrugged them off in the heat of the campaign fight.

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At issue is who can handle completed ballots. As I noted yesterday, the Constitution and the Federal Contested Elections Act of 1969 gives the House a range of options in dealing with such a challenge, including ordering a new election or just flat-out certifying McCready as the victor and seating him instead of Harris.

Jamie Bowers, a spokesman for outgoing District 9 incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger, said he isn't sure if House leaders can chose a victor in the case of an uncertified race.

Woodhouse defended Harris, calling him a "good man" and said there's "no way he knew about this stuff and sanctioned it".

"There is reason to doubt the capacity of the state board of elections", Bishop said. He also said it's unlikely anyone will be seated to represent North Carolina's 9th District when the new House is sworn in on January 3.

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

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'What we cannot have going forward from this point is an investigative and enforcement effort or process that has a partisan taint that could dramatically worsen the situation, ' said Sen. A different group, she said, dropped off batches of hundreds of voter registration applications and vote-by-mail requests from August to October.

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