Up to 2,000 absentee ballots may have been destroyed in North Carolina’s race for the 9th Congressional District. An investigation over “potential voting irregularities” in Bladen County began in 2016 and has now been extended to include 2018. Republican Mark Harris, who has declared victory, currently holds a 900 vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready. Deputy House Majority Leader Hoyer has threatened not to seat Harris when the new Congress takes power in January.
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NC Congressional seat in doubt after accusations of electoral fraud
More than 1,000 absentee ballots probably cast by Democratic voters in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina may have been destroyed in a closely contested race in the midst of electoral harvesting allegations in favor of the Republican Mark Harris.
“You look at several thousand, possibly 2,000 absentee ballot requests from this most recent election, about 40% of which may not have been returned at this point,” said Lorrin Freeman, Wake County District Attorney, to CNN.
On Monday, Freeman confirmed that her office has investigated “potential voting irregularities” in Bladen County since the beginning of this year.