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Friday, February 22, 2019

New election ordered in fraud-tainted North Carolina congressional race

The North Carolina Board of Elections on Thursday ordered a new election in the state's 9th Congressional District, capping months of fraud allegations and triggering the first re-do balloting for a House race since the mid-1970s.

The state board voted 5-0 for a new election after evidence mounted that Republican nominee Mark Harris' apparent 905-vote election night win over Democratic rival Dan McCready was due to ballot tampering. Harris himself earlier Thursday called for a new election.

Harris' request came a day after his son, federal prosecutor John Harris, warned his father about shady tactics by a local political operative employed by the campaign, Leslie McCrae Dowless.


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