Dec 6, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Amid election fraud probe, North Carolina Democrat drops concession

North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready

North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready. Photo: Screenshot from WSOC-TV

North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready told local news station WSOC-TV on Thursday that he has withdrawn his concession to Republican opponent Mark Harris, whose campaign is facing mounting allegations of “concerted” electoral fraud with absentee mail-in ballots.

Why it matters: This comes as an ongoing investigation has increased the possibility that a new contest could be called by the North Carolina Board of Elections, which had refused to certify results for the 9th congressional district race last month. According to unofficial results, Harris currently holds a 905-vote lead over McCready.

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