"I think we have to let the board of elections come show their hand if they can show that this conceivably could have flipped the race in that neighborhood, we will absolutely support a new election".
McCready conceded the race the day after the midterms after not asking for the recount he was entitled to because the margin was so small.
Subpoenas have been issued for Harris's campaign, Red Dome (the political consulting firm Dowless has worked under), and the campaign of County Sheriff Jim McVicker, who also has paid for Dowless's services. As I noted yesterday, the Constitution and the Federal Contested Elections Act of 1969 gives the House a range of options in dealing with such a challenge, including ordering a new election or just flat-out certifying McCready as the victor and seating him instead of Harris.
They point to unusual outcomes in the mail-in ballot totals in previous elections that appeared to benefit Democrats or Republicans, depending on the race and the year. At that time, the GOP chair demanded a quick certification before the Democratic majority on the election board could "unscrupulously order a new election on a party line vote". But state election officials have refused to certify the results while looking at potential absentee ballot irregularities in at least two counties.
The head of North Carolina's Republican Party says he would "not oppose" a new election in the state's 9th Congressional District if allegations of fraud by a GOP operative prove true.
Multiple voters said in interviews that they handed over their ballots - some of which were not fully filled out and were left unsealed - to people who showed up at their doors and offered to collect them.
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Pelosi said such a decision would be preceded by a House Administration Committee investigation. For almost the past decade, Dowless has been hired by state and local candidates to "get out the vote", and his past efforts have also been marked with absentee mail-in ballot irregularities. Until then, the media hadn't focused too much on those possibilities, but that's precisely why ballot harvesting is illegal in North Carolina.
Pelosi, who's nominated to become House speaker when Democrats take control in January, said Thursday that 'any member-elect can object to the seating and the swearing-in of another member elect.' She also noted the investigative power of the House to determine race winners. They said neither election boards, appointed by governors from both parties, nor prosecutors have adequately addressed recurring issues in Bladen.
It's "bigger than that one seat", she said, but about the "integrity of elections". Dan Bishop, a Charlotte Republican.
"We are not ready to call for a new election, yet, until the NCSBE completes the investigation or produces enough evidence that the votes/ballots in question would have changed the result or a substantial likelihood thereof", N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes wrote in a statement.
'If there are not enough votes to overturn the election, then we probably need to go ahead and certify, ' said Sen.