Dec 6, 2018 - Politics & Policy

North Carolina GOP would back new House election if fraud uncovered

Voting place in North Carolina

Voting place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Davis Turner via Getty Images

North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse told the Associated Press that the organization would support a new election in the state's 9th congressional district if it is determined that absentee ballot fraud changed the outcome of the race.

The big picture: North Carolina's Board of Elections declined to certify results for the district's midterm race last month, citing "claims of numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee by-mail ballots" after a contractor for the GOP candidate's campaign was accused of collecting and filling out hundreds of voters’ absentee ballots.

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