Democratic lawmaker cites ‘real election fraud’ in North Carolina House race and demands hearing

Mark HarrisChuck Burton/AP

  • Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina House election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives.
  • Almost a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory, the state’s election board is declining to certify the result as it investigates mail-in ballots from two rural counties that have been called into question.
  • If evidence of fraud is uncovered, North Carolina’s board of elections could order a new vote.

A Democratic US congressman on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives.

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

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