There has been admitted voting fraud in the November election for the seat….
The Republican, Mark Harris was thought to be leading by about 900 votes….
The North Carolina State Elections Board voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to hold a new election in North Carolina’s 9th District.
Their vote came after Republican Mark Harris‘s stunning call for a new election following his admission that he misspoke during his testimony earlier in the day.
“It’s become clear to me that public confidence in the 9th District has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted,” Harris said.
Harris took the stand immediately after the evidentiary hearing resumed following an abruptly called lunch break and closed session. He read from a prepared statement explaining that confusion in his earlier testimony stemmed from illness he recently suffered.
Counsel for Harris agreed that a new election should be called, but attorney David Freedman argued that Harris did not know about any wrongdoing.
After last fall’s voting, Harris led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes. But the State Board of Elections had refused to certify the results because of allegations of tampering with absentee ballots. The state board announced on day one of the hearings on Monday that it found evidence of a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme operation,” including efforts of a cover-up…..