North Carolina Vote Scandal Turns Tables on GOP Claims of Fraud

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The NRCC's regional political director and point person for North Carolina campaigns, Tyler Foote, has since moved on to become Harris's prospective chief of staff. "One of the explanations is that these operatives would take ballots from black and Native American voters and throw them in the trash", Cohen said.

The North Carolina Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement is looking into the irregularities in Bladen and Robeson counties, neighboring rural jurisdictions near the SC border, where 40 percent and 62 percent of absentee ballots, respectively, weren't returned. The Board will hold a hearing on December 21 to investigate "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities". If so, fewer people would be deciding the victors, particularly in the District 9 race.

The main issue: Harris won an unusually high percentage of the absentee mail-in vote in Bladen County.

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Woodhouse's comments on Thursday stand in contrast to his position earlier in the week when he dismissed the idea of a new election in the Ninth District.

Nearly a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his North Carolina race for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state's election board is declining to certify the result as it probes mail-in ballots from two rural counties that have been called into question.

Republican state lawmakers on Thursday said questions have been raised about mail-in ballots in Bladen County for years, including in elections where Democrats appeared to benefit. 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. The board also got a rash of calls from residents who said that canvassers told them their voter registration had been canceled, Stone said, and he alerted the North Carolina State Board of Elections of the irregularities this summer. According to a new report by the Washington Post, the state Republican Party may have had advance warning this was going on, following a complaint by GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger after he unexpectedly lost his primary, and they did nothing. She also noted the investigative power of the House to determine race winners.

"Any member-elect can object to the seating, the swearing in, of another member-elect and we will see how that goes", she said. They said neither election boards, appointed by governors from both parties, nor prosecutors have adequately addressed recurring issues in Bladen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte said at a news conference at the Legislative Building. If true, the charges sharply contrast with those that Republicans have used to justify ballot restrictions around the country, said Myrna Perez, a voting-rights expert at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's law school. Tommy Tucker of Union County.

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