McCready received 905 fewer votes than Republican Mark Harris in the 9th district. But the State Committee has refused to…
McCready received 905 fewer votes than Republican Mark Harris in the 9th district. But the State Committee has refused to certify the results because it investigates potential irregularity with absentee votes, making it the last undefined house competition in the country. The board could finally order another choice.
McCready had previously recognized the race to Harris, but withdrawn the concession Thursday.
“I did not serve overseas in the Navy to get home to NC and watch a criminal, bankrolled by my opponent, remove the people’s right to vote,” McCready tweeted. “Today, I withdraw my concession and urge Mark Harris to quit his silence and tell us exactly what he knew and when.”
His conversion comes as the State Committee, as well as local and prosecutors, investigating whether Leslie McCrae Dowless, a veteran operator in Bladen County, employed by a consulting company, paid the Harris campaign $ 400,000, changed absent ballot papers or collected them from the voters but never beat them in.
Dowless earned more than $ 23,000 in six campaigns by 2010, and in most of these competitions, Dowless’s candidates received a disproportionately higher percentage of absentee votes in Bladen County.
Dowless has not returned CNN’s request for comments. He denied any fake against The Charlotte Observer.
Earlier on Thursday, North Carolina declared the Republican Party’s Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse CNN to support a new election if the electoral committee proves that fraud is true and affected the outcome of the race.
“We are not ready to demand a new election yet,” said Woodhouse. “I think we must let the electoral board show their hand if they can show that this could possibly have won the competition in that area, we will definitely support a new election.”