Amid Election Fraud Claims, North Carolina GOP Asks State Board to Certify House Race

December 18, 2018 AT 10:20 AM

By Lisa Hagen

The North Carolina Republican Party called on the state board of elections to certify Republican Mark Harris as the winner of the House race from the 9th District if the board can’t provide evidence that alleged voting irregularities changed the outcome of the contest.

The state Republicans’ 9th District 's executive committee on Sunday unanimously passed a resolution that also condemned the board for a “glaring lack of transparency” regarding its investigation into alleged absentee ballot fraud.

A copy of the resolution was sent to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE).

Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes, but the state board voted not to certify the results of the race amid mounting allegations of electoral fraud involving absentee ballots in rural Bladen County and neighboring Robeson County.

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