nearvideo North Carolina election Board orders new election in the undecided house race
The North Carolina State Board of elections unanimously voted to race on Thursday for a new election in a contested house that marked fraud by the claims of the ballot paper; Trace Gallagher reported.
Republican Mark Harris said Tuesday he will not run in the election for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, citing his “extremely serious” health condition.
It comes just days after the North Carolina State Board of elections unanimously voted for a new election after the district is the home race of 2018 was marred by claims of ballot papers.
NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION BOARD CALLS FOR NEW ELECTION IN A DISPUTED HOUSE RACE
“After consultation with my doctors, there are several things that require my health situation as a result of the very serious condition that I was in the middle of January,” Harris said in a statement. “One of which is a necessary surgery that is now planned for the last week in March.”
Harris added: “I’ve decided not to, the file in the new election for the electoral district 9.”
Last week, Harris, who overhauled Democrat Dan McCready of 905 votes in the hotly contested race, said in court, he suffered two strokes since the election and was “fighting” to the hearing.
McCready has said he will run again.
In his statement Tuesday, Harris his support behind the Union County Commissioner Stony Rushing threw.
“The North Carolina Republican party full of Dr. Harris ‘supported’ decision-making,” North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes said. “The most important thing for him is his health. It was a grueling process for all involved, and we clearly support his call for a new election.”
Last week, Harris, a new choice is confirmed should be held, after days of testimony in a hearing on ballot Manipulation.
“I believe that a new election should be called,” Harris said. “It’s become clear to me that the confidence of the public in the 9. The district has been undermined to such an extent that a new election is warranted.”
In his sworn testimony, Harris said he was not sure of the politically effective – and convicted felon – Leslie McCrae Dowless, that election workers would never absentee ballots to collect, despite the concerns of Harris’ son, John Dowless was illegal to collect and turn in ballots of voters.
One of the methods, the participants said Dowless was used to hire workers to collect absentee ballots from voters that they received, and then turn it over to him after the elections Board investigation.
State election law forbids anyone other than a guardian or a close relative due to the handling of mail-in ballots. Harris’ team initially filed said in a legal briefing, the elections Board last week, should the Board certify him the winner, no matter what Dowless have for the campaign.
Harris’ comments are calling for a new election came a day after his son, took the stand in an emotional testimony that left his father in tears.
“I raised the red flag at the time, to hire the decision of Mr Dowless,” John Harris said in his statement on Wednesday.
Fox News’ David Lewkowict and Andrew O ‘ Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.