Democrats for the Steal, Call For New Election in 9th Congressional District

RALEIGH – The plot has thickened considerably with respect to the curious voting absentee ballot irregularities and affidavits describing sketchy vote harvesting operations in the 9th Congressional District race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.

Sharp eyes have drawn attention to unusual spikes in absentee ballot requests and absentee votes in both Bladen and Mecklenburg County, that appear to be the reason behind the State Board of Elections unanimous decision to not certify the election for U.S. House.

This has led to Democrats calling for a new election, and Democrat-friendly media running with a ‘Harris must have cheated’ narrative. To be sure, the irregularities we’ll highlight below are definitely worth investigations, and referral to prosecutors for vote fraud. However, also highlighted below, the total number of votes in question would not change the outcome of the race, so why wouldn’t the Board certify the results?

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Definitely nothing to sneeze at in terms of suspicious activity. It puts a giant spotlight on the pitfalls of absentee voting with regards to voter fraud. Still, as Blaine points out, the race result should still be certified while the investigations (and indictments) go full steam ahead. Republicans should be united in calling for stiff punishments for any and all that knowingly engaged in vote fraud, no matter which party’s behalf the are working on.

Yet, Democrats are gleefully taking the leap that all of these apparent shenanigans are without a doubt perpetrated by Harris and feverishly calling for a new election.

Except it was just two short years ago that these same Democrats treated as absurd any questioning of results in the razor thin gubernatorial race that was won by Roy Cooper in the 11th hour with a unloading of previously misplaced votes in Durham County.

What’s the difference this time? It’s their guy that lost, of course. So now they want to nullify an election based on possible fraud that, while worrisome and worthy of investigation, would not change the outcome of the race? That could lead to some problems.

This all serves to remind us why having a truly bipartisan board of elections would be useful in protecting the integrity of such decisions. A board that would require bipartisan decisions, instead of the current make up in which the ‘tie breakers’ always break for Democrats. Funny how that works.

The Board is currently in closed session making decisions. We’ll update you on new developments as they come into full relief. Stay tuned.

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