Gov. Roy Cooper (D) finally appointed five members to the State Elections Board, and now the new panel is about to begin considering the suspended 9th Congressional District contest that still remains without a certified winner. The three Democrats and two Republicans who now comprise the State Board of Elections panel were chosen from a group put forth by leaders from both major parties.
The NCSEB will meet on February 18th to hold a hearing about the NC-9 result that has been halted due to voter fraud allegations. The seat remains vacant in the new House of Representatives. The most likely solution is to schedule a new election.
Under North Carolina special election law, the special election cycle will feature a primary election for both parties, a run-off if no candidate receives at least 30% of the vote, and the general election. Therefore, it appears that we are still several months away from seeing a new Congressman seated from this central North Carolina district.
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