After three days of hearings before the North Carolina Board of Elections and ending with even Republican candidate Mark Harris calling for a new election, the five-member panel finally issued the order, a conclusion that has been apparent for weeks. At the Board’s next meeting, a special election schedule will be announced.
The 9th District election has been tied up for months following the November election over voter fraud allegations in one county and internal Board of Elections politics. Because North Carolina has a three-tiered election process, meaning a secondary run-off election occurs if no party primary contender reaches at least 30% support, the timing could stretch well into June before the 9th CD finally has a Representative for this congressional session.
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