Article from Charlotte, NC news station
The rest of the article is a descending timeline of updates from the last several days hearings.RALEIGH, NC (WBTV) - On the fourth day of the North Carolina State Board of Elections hearing, the board voted unanimously to hold a new election in the 9th District.
Prior to the vote, Republican Mark Harris called for a new election.
The hearing began Monday morning to begin publicly disclosing evidence into a months-long investigation into alleged election fraud in the 9th District.
The investigation began in late November after the NCSBE voted to not certify the results of the 9th Congressional District race where Republican Mark Harris led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes after the November general election.
Members of the NCSBE received a private briefing from staff about the findings of the investigation at a meeting in early February.
The board that planned to preside over the hearing and determine whether to certify the results of the race or hold a new election is not the same board that voted to launch the investigation in November.
In December, a three-judge panel ordered the then-NCSBE to dissolve, finding that the bill creating that version of the elections board was unconstitutional. There was no elections board for the month of January. Governor Roy Cooper appointed the current five-member board, made up of three Democrats and two Republicans, on January 31, 2019, under the terms of a law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in response to the court order.
More than 80 people have been subpoenaed for the hearing.
What is nice is that the last non-certified race of the midterms is finally going to see resolution, and properly at that. I'm disappointed that it took this long for Harris to acknowledge that this election was tainted, but credit where credit be due, he did essentially concede that his victory was illegitimate. The comments that I've seen have ranged from it being a good day for democracy, to the usual whataboutist accusations regarding Democrat activities in the blue states. I'm also happy that the board voted unanimously to call a new election, since I recall from a prior article I saw this week that a new election would have been impossible if they voted straight party line.
Note: I felt that this did not merit necro-ing the midterms thread, though it is related. If a mod wants to shuffle it in, by all means.