Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) confirmed that no one will be seated from North Carolina’s 9th District when the House convenes tomorrow, meaning that only 434 certified voting members will take their seats when the House is called to order. Since the state of North Carolina still has not officially decided the race - and their eventual conclusion will likely be to call a new election – the House leadership had little choice but to declare the seat vacant.
The North Carolina Board of Elections is next scheduled to meet on January 11th. At that time, the panel may order and schedule the new election. Voting irregularities in one county are the reasons the Board refused to certify Republican Mark Harris as the winner. Unofficially, Mr. Harris still leads businessman Dan McCready (D) by 905 votes.
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