9th Congressional District Race

Republican Mark Harris, left, and Democrat Dan McCready.
Credit Mark Harris For Congress / Dan McCready For Congress

The North Carolina Board of Elections is refusing to certify the results of the 9th district Congressional race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready, citing possible election fraud. The state board is investigating irregularities with absentee mail-in ballots from two counties in particular: Bladen and Robeson.

Unofficial results show Harris won the race by a slim margin of 905 votes. Harris says he "was absolutely unaware of any wrongdoing" during his campaign and McCready officially withdrew his concession. The State Board has not yet determined if a new 9th district election is necessary. 

You can find all of our stories on the 9th Congressional district here. 

Raleigh News & Observer

The North Carolina Board of Elections enters its third day of hearings into allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District. WFAE's Steve Harrison is covering the hearing in Raleigh. Check back throughout the day for live updates. 

Raleigh News & Observer

The state board of elections is holding its hearing into allegations of election fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. The hearing, which began yesterday, is expected to last through Wednesday. 

WFAE's Steve Harrison is covering the hearing in Raleigh. Check back throughout the day for live updates.  

WRAL Live Stream

Nearly three months after allegations of election fraud began to emerge in the 9th Congressional District race, the North Carolina Board of Elections is holding its hearing starting Monday.

Demcorat Dan McCready and Republican Harris Mark Harris debated Wednesday night in the 9th Congressional District race.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

The North Carolina Board of Elections will hold its long-awaited public evidentiary hearing into possible fraud in the 9th Congressional District race Monday morning in Raleigh.

Mark Harris For Congress / Dan McCready For Congress

The North Carolina Board of Elections will hold its public evidentiary hearing into allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District on February 18.

Governor Cooper Twitter

Updated: 3:30 p.m.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced his appointments to the new state board of elections Thursday. The governor has chosen three Democrats and two Republicans to serve on the board.

Erik (HASH) Hersman / Flickr

Twelve weeks after the 2018 election, residents of North Carolina's 9th Congressional District still don't know who officially won their race for Congress.

Mark Harris for Congress

The Republican candidate in the nation's last undecided congressional election says he's in the hospital recovering from infections attacking his internal organs.

Mark Harris said in a Facebook statement Friday that what he called "a relatively uncommon form of strep bacteria" infected his bloodstream and liver. Campaign spokesman Jason Williams confirmed the post's authenticity but refused to say where Harris is being treated.

Mark Harris for Congress

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

A superior court judge in Raleigh has ruled that the state Board of Elections was within its rights not to certify Republican Mark Harris as the winner of North Carolina's 9th District Congressional election in November.

Judge Paul Ridgeway said the election does not have to be certified until after an investigation of possible election fraud is completed.

Republican Mark Harris defeated Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina's 9th congressional district.
Alex Olgin / WFAE

The North Carolina Republican Party held a news conference Tuesday, where they accused the former Democratic chairman of the N.C. Board of Elections of "potential collusion" with a Democrat in Bladen County.

Mark Harris For Congress / Dan McCready For Congress

The North Carolina Board of Elections staff and the Dan McCready campaign filed motions Monday in response to Republican Mark Harris' demand that he is declared the winner in the 9th Congressional District immediately.

Mark Harris For Congress / Dan McCready For Congress

A U.S. House member signaled Friday that Congress may ultimately resolve the nation's last undecided congressional race. The head of the House Administration Committee, Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California, asked North Carolina elections officials to preserve all original notes, recordings or documents used in investigating allegations of ballot fraud in the state's 9th District.

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

Mark Harris defended Tuesday his relationship with Bladen County political operative McCrae Dowless, the man at the heart of the investigation into absentee by mail fraud in the still-uncalled 9th Congressional District race.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

 

Republican Mark Harris interviewed with state investigators in Raleigh Thursday for two hours as the state examines allegations of ballot fraud in the 9th Congressional District.

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