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House Democrats say they will REJECT seating a North Carolina Republican over allegations of election misconduct

  • One of the leaders of the Democrats taking power in the U.S. House says they would reject seating a Republican candidate 
  • This comes amid an unresolved North Carolina race because of fraud concerns
  • Hoyer said that ‘given the now well-documented election fraud’ in the district election, Democrats would ‘object to any attempt by Mr. Harris to be seated’
  • Harris holds a slim lead over Democrat Dan McCready, but the state elections board has refused to certify the race
  • The U.S. Constitution states that the House is the judge of the elections of its members and the final arbiter of contests

One of the leaders of the Democrats taking power in the U.S. House says they would reject seating a Republican candidate in an unresolved North Carolina race next week because of fraud concerns.

Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued a statement Friday indicating that House Democrats wouldn’t allow Republican Mark Harris to take a seat in Congress next week because of an ongoing investigation into ballot fraud allegations.

Hoyer said that ‘given the now well-documented election fraud’ in the district election, Democrats would ‘object to any attempt by Mr. Harris to be seated.’

Harris holds a slim lead over Democrat Dan McCready, but the state elections board has refused to certify the race because of ballot irregularities. 

Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (pictured above on June 13 in Washington, DC) issued a statement Friday indicating that House Democrats wouldn’t allow Republican Mark Harris to take a seat in Congress next week because of an ongoing investigation

In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo Republican Mark Harris speaks to the media during a news conference in Matthews, N.C. Hoyer said that 'given the now well-documented election fraud' in the district election, Democrats would 'object to any attempt by Mr. Harris to be seated'

In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo Republican Mark Harris speaks to the media during a news conference in Matthews, N.C. Hoyer said that ‘given the now well-documented election fraud’ in the district election, Democrats would ‘object to any attempt by Mr. Harris to be seated’

The U.S. Constitution states that the House is the judge of the elections of its members and the final arbiter of contests. 

North Carolina’s governor plans to appoint a temporary elections board to complete investigations of potential ballot fraud in a still-undecided U.S. House race even if Republicans don’t participate.

The legal adviser to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday that if Republicans won’t nominate people for the interim state elections board, the governor is entitled to appoint people to the vacant slots.

In this May 8, 2018 file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready smiles outside Eastover Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race between McCready and Harris 

In this May 8, 2018 file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready smiles outside Eastover Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race between McCready and Harris 

North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes said earlier Friday that the GOP won’t help fill its two seats on the rebuilt five-member elections board.

The elections board was disbanded at noon Friday under orders from a state court that found its previous makeup unconstitutional.

The board has been investigating claims of ballot fraud by supporters of Republican Mark Harris, the unofficial leader in the 9th Congressional District race.

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