Democrat Dan McCready Withdraws Concession Amid Election Fraud Allegations

North Carolina candidate paid $428k to consulting firm linked to alleged ballot tampering

"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, however, withdrew his concession to Harris on Thursday amid the ongoing investigation.

Woodhouse's comments are in tune with a growing chorus of officials on both sides of the aisle who suggest the only remedy to addressing the ballot issues in the race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready may be a fresh election.

Allegedly the probe centers on an unusually high number of absentee ballots in Bladen County, North Carolina, as well as canvassers who gathered votes from several voters.

Dowless allegedly helped orchestrate a scheme to tamper with absentee ballots in Harris' favor.

The state board of elections has refused to certify the election results, and plans to meet on or before December 21 to hold a hearing on its current investigation into the allegations. The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then.

A Democratic U.S. congressman on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina election where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives.

"If they can show a substantial likelihood it could have changed the race then we fully would support a new election", he said.

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The Democrat conceded after Election Day that Harris had won.

At issue is who can handle completed ballots. Absentee ballots in North Carolina require two witnesses' signatures. And the fact that Harris managed to win a whopping 96% of all Bladen County absentee ballots that actually made it to election officials is a big red flag, too.

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. And The New Yorker reported that Dowless, who was also convicted of insurance fraud in 1992, has been implicated in electoral fraud since 2017, when the owner of a video-sweepstakes operation admitted in a sworn affidavit to helping fund Dowless's ballot-harvesting efforts on behalf of a Republican candidate for sheriff in 2014.

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.

Unofficial totals have Republican Mark Harris leading McCready by 905 votes. The state Board of Elections and the Wake County District Attorney have launched investigations.

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.

"This has shaken us to the core", he said. Dan Bishop said at a press conference with fellow Republicans, according to WRAL-TV in Raleigh. The board could order a new election. "He is a man of honor, and integrity, and we stand by him personally".

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