House Republicans are now suggesting that under certain conditions they will support a new election in the race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready:
FOX NEWS – North Carolina Republican Party officials are signaling that they might support a new election in the House race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready, amid reports of possible illegal ballot harvesting and fraud by a GOP-linked operative.
Unofficial totals have Harris leading McCready by 905 votes. But the state elections board refused to certify the results last week because of allegations of “irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities” involving mail-in ballots in the district.
The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it’s unclear whether the race will be settled then.
The Republican Party of North Carolina (NCGOP) said the board’s public findings will be critical.
“To sum it up, we think the Board of Elections should hold a public hearing and fully lay out the facts,” NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said in a statement to Fox News. “If they can show with certainty that the outcome could NOT have been changed, they need to certify Dr. Harris and continue to support all state and federal criminal investigations. If they can show a substantial likelihood it could have changed the race, then we fully would support a new election.”
Woodhouse continued: “If they hold a public hearing and simply can’t determine one way or the other then, we would not oppose a short delay on the question of certification until they have more answers.”
If the state can prove that this “GOP-linked operative” tried to swing the election with voter fraud, then I hope they prosecute him/her to the fullest extent of the law and do it in a very public way. People need to know that this is unacceptable no matter who is doing it and for what side.