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OffbeatMcCready withdraws concession as election fraud claims hit North Carolina race

00:55  07 december  2018
00:55  07 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

House race in limbo after North Carolina voter fraud claims

House race in limbo after North Carolina voter fraud claims North Carolina’s board of elections on Friday declined to certify Republican Mark Harris' apparent victory in a U.S. House of Representatives race, calling instead for a public hearing to investigate claims of voter fraud and irregularities. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Harris edged Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the Nov. 6 congressional election.

As allegations of election fraud continue to mount in North Carolina ’s Ninth Congressional District, polling expert Nate Silver said that he believes a new Amid reports of stark discrepancies in absentee ballots and claims that political operatives connected to the Republican candidate may have filled out

ELIZABETHTOWN, N . C . — L. McCrae Dowless Jr. should have been celebrating. It was 2016, and he had just been elected as a soil and water conservation district supervisor in rural Bladen County, N . C . But he instead came before the State Board of Elections to fan fears of fraud and to air a protest

McCready withdraws concession as election fraud claims hit North Carolina race© Facebook McCready withdraws concession as election fraud claims hit North Carolina race Democrat Dan McCready announced Thursday that he's withdrawing his concession in North Carolina's 9th District amid an investigation into elections fraud claims, according to WSOC-TV.

McCready trails Republican Mark Harris by 905 votes and conceded the race shortly after the Nov. 6 election in the race to replace Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.).

But in the weeks since the midterm elections, the state's Board of Elections voted not to certify the election results as it continues to investigate allegations of electoral fraud and other voting irregularities related to absentee ballots.

The probe is centered on an unusually high number of absentee ballots in Bladen County, and canvassers who collected ballots from a number of voters.

"Over the last week, we have seen the criminal activity come to light, and we have seen that my opponent Mark Harris has bankrolled this criminal activity," McCready told the Charlotte TV station in a Thursday interview.

"And so as of today, I'm withdrawing my concession of Mark Harris and furthermore, I call on Mark Harris to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it."

North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe.
North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe

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