The North Carolina State Board of Election unanimously voted on Thursday for a new election in a contested House race that has been marred by claims of ballot fraud.
The decsion to call a new election in the state’s 9th congressional district comes after emabttled Republican politician Mark Harris said a new election should be held and after days of testimony in a hearing on ballot-tampering.
“I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said. “It’s become clear to me that public confidence in the 9th District has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted.”
During his testimony in an election fraud case, Harris said the new evidence that has come forward about a political operative working for his campaign who had allegedly tampered with mail-in ballots in the November congressional race means that "a new election should be called," The Charlotte Observer reported.
Harris, who outpaced Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the contested race in North Carolina took the stand on Thursday in the fourth day of hearings in the election fraud case. He told those gathered in court that he has suffered two strokes since the election and is “struggling” to get through the hearing.