The likelihood of a new election in the North Carolina 9th Congressional District is rising due to absentee ballot handling and possible fraud….
We have Daily Kos pointing out that incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is looking at issues in the Florida race that could have the US House do something few people know they can….Refuse to seat a member-elect…If this is the case (Unlikely…Republicans should actually convince both ‘possible’ winners to support a re-vote)?
We could have possibly two do overs of House elections….
Those two tainted election winners are Republicans….
Remember how the ‘Donald’ ranted about Democrats fixing elections?
• FL-15: On Thursday, when Nancy Pelosi publicly addressed the absentee ballot fraud investigation in North Carolina’s 9th District for the first time, she also took notice of a different scandal unfolding down in Florida. There, in the 15th District, Republican Ross Spano has admitted to accepting $180,000 in loans from two individuals, which election law experts say appears to violate the $2,700 per person limit on donations to federal campaigns.
After noting that the House “still retains the right to decide who is seated” with regard to the North Carolina controversy, Pelosi added, “This issue in Florida is one that we are tracking as well,” and pointed out, “Any member-elect can object to the seating of another member-elect.”
That, then, is a hint that the House could refuse to seat Spano, who beat Democrat Kristen Carlson 53-47. Such a move would create a vacancy that would in turn trigger a special election—the same sort of scenario contemplated in the Tar Heel State. At the moment, that doesn’t seem especially likely, but we’ll see if Republicans prove willing to cut Spano loose, much as they’ve started doing with Mark Harris in North Carolina.
• NC-09: Now Republican Mark Harris himself is signaling he’s open to a new election, a day after North Carolina GOP chair Dallas Woodhouse did the same. In a video released on Friday, Harris said, “If this investigation finds proof of illegal activity on either side to such a level that it could have changed the outcome of the election, then I would wholeheartedly support a new election to ensure all voters have confidence in the result.”
That’s much the same formulation that Woodhouse offered, but the reality is, it doesn’t matter what either man thinks: The state Board of Elections and/or the House of Representatives will determine whether there’s a new election, and they’re not exactly going to solicit input from the very people at the center of the scandal.