Democrats won’t seat North Carolina Republican amid election fraud claims

The Republican Mark Harris holds a slim lead but election officials are looking into claims of fraud.

Democrats said on Friday they will not swear a North Carolina Republican into his US House seat until state officials resolve questions surrounding his election.

The North Carolina elections board has refused to certify the race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready, while it investigates irregularities concerning absentee ballots. Harris holds a slim lead in unofficial results, but officials are looking into criminal allegations against an operative hired by his campaign.

Confusing the picture, a state court panel ruled on Thursday that the current elections board should disband at noon on Friday, which…

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