North Carolina Republicans call for bipartisan probe of fraud in House race

Democratic congressional candidate Dan Mc Cready leans against wallboard as he pauses during a Habitat For Humanity building event in Charlotte N.C. on Sept. 26 2018

"Which is an extreme burden on the county's residents", Stone said.

The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Joshua Malcolm, a Robeson County attorney, is chairman of the nine-member board. He added that the State Board of Elections should "act immediately" and certify the results because "anything else is a disservice to the people of the Ninth District". Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in November.

Foote did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

An operative working on behalf of Harris' campaign is the focus of an investigation by state election officials and law enforcement.

McCready rescinded his concession on Thursday.

McCready, an Iraq War veteran who outraised Harris in the campaign, initially conceded the day after the election, when Harris' lead was less than 1,900 votes. That panel can open its own probe with full investigative powers, including subpoenas, hearings and even deciding which votes should count.

"And the House leadership is not going to let that happen", he said.

As for Harris, he insists he supports an investigation into voter fraud, but that it won't change the outcome.

"The House did something similar in 1985".

The latest Game of Throne trailer teases the series' final season
Renfro wonders if the two converging is representative of what happens when a wight-dragon fights a regular dragon. Cersei Lannister, however, was still safe in the south of Westeros with Jaime deserting her and riding up north.

First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor
Some who were born without a uterus, other had unexplained malformations, of sustained damaged during childbirth or infection. The transplanted uterus was removed during the C-section, allowing the woman to stop taking the immunosuppressive drugs.

Huawei to Release New Bezel-less Smartphone with In-Screen Camera
Samsung just recently announced the launch date of its first Infinity-O toting Galaxy A8s yesterday on Chinese social media. Huawei has confirmed that the device is called the Nova 4 on Weibo and it is expected to launch on 17 December 2018.

But Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state GOP, has gone from claiming this was all a Democratic conspiracy to worrying over the mounting allegations and how they may hurt the party. The House Administration committee has "full investigative authority to determine the victor", she said. It is his understanding that Pittenger's staff can be authorized to remain working until a victor is declared so constituent services can continue uninterrupted.

If the board concludes that the irregularities tainted those results, it could toss them and call for a new election. "We would not oppose that".

They point to unusual outcomes in the mail-in ballot totals in previous elections that appeared to benefit Democrats or Republicans, depending on the race and the year. He said the state Republican Party believes these allegations should be fully investigated, and both Republicans and Democrats need to be held accountable for any voter fraud.

He also said it's unlikely anyone will be seated to represent North Carolina's 9th District when the new House is sworn in on January 3.

"Any member-elect can object to the seating, the swearing in, of another member-elect and we will see how that goes", she said.

"While the Republican majority is once again chasing conspiracies, real election fraud is playing out right before us in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District", Connolly said in a statement.

In Washington, the likely incoming Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, hinted at the possibility that Harris' eligibility to serve in Congress would be questioned.

Gerry Cohen, a former special counsel to the North Carolina General Assembly, said the state bans third parties from taking possession of ballots.

Related News:



Most liked

Heather Nauert Doesn’t Have the Clout to Be in Trump’s Cabinet
Danon also paid tribute to Haley, who made tackling United Nations bias against Israel a key priority during her tenure. She was an anchor for Fox and Friends , the Fox News Channel morning program that Trump says he watches regularly.

Police swoop on mafia suspects across Europe
Wednesday's raids were the culmination of an investigation codenamed "Pollino" that was launched in 2016 against the 'Ndrangheta. Eurojust said those arrested Wednesday included "high-ranking members of the Mafia network", but didn't release their names.

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart quits as host amid tweets row
Even though Hart is now deleting the offending tweets, one imagines he hasn't had a change of, ahem, heart about them. This leaves the award show without a host for the time being, although the search for a replacement is surely on.

NYT Admits Trump Hotels Tightened Policy Against Hiring Illegals in 2015
Morales said she made a decision to speak out because she felt exhausted of the president's unceasing vilification of immigrants . The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment to the New York Times about the women profiled in the report.

China Demands Release of Telecom Executive Arrested in Canada
The opening salvos of what Beijing has called "the largest trade war in economic history" were fired in July, when the U.S. Meng is not only the chief financial officer of Huawei but the daughter of the tech giant's founder , Ren Zhengfei.

Bulandshahr violence: Yogi meets inspector Subodh Singhs family, assures justice
Asked why then Yogesh Raj's name had cropped up in the violence, he said, "It is because the two incidents have been linked". The first is the attack by a mob on police personnel which resulted in two deaths -that of a police officer and a civilian.

Ex-Fox News anchor to be new USA ambassador to the UN
If Nauert is confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy. Haley announced in October that she would be resigning as the ambassador to the United Nations.

United States dad makes daughter walk 8km to school for bullying on bus
Kirsten Cox, 10, of Swanton, Ohio, was made to walk to school by her father after she was suspended for bullying . Cox posted video of the punishment - and was swiftly met with the typical online cacophony of applause and boos.

William and Kate to make Christmas visit to troops
The mom of three paused in the celebrations to give a speech about the difficulties of having a service member in the family. The couple said they had handed over a present of a bottle of aftershave for William and Kate to take over to Cyprus.

Sixers guard Fultz out indefinitely with thoracic irritation
Smith went on to suggest that Fultz's problems go much further than the shoulder injury that is now keeping him sidelined. Smith, expressed his belief that the 76er is possibly the biggest bust in National Basketball Association history.

Golden Globes 2019: Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to Host
In a demonstration organized by the then-just-founded Time's Up, many women wore black on the red carpet. Samberg hosted the Emmy Awards in 2015, but it will be Oh's first time hosting a major awards show.

Thousands of Northern Ireland O2 customers lose data services over technical issue
The company have so far not said anything about whether they would be giving customers compensation for the outage. Work is now ongoing to fix the fault and customers are being encouraged to use wi-fi where possible.

U.S. gives Russian Federation 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty
He also insisted that the USA had provided "no evidence" that Russian Federation had violated the treaty, despite NATO's determination.

Bulls fire head coach Hoiberg
This season, Hoiberg has had Portis for only four games, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen for one each and Denzel Valentine for zero. The 7-foot Markkanen is perhaps the centerpiece of Chicago's rebuilding plan, but Hoiberg won't be around to see it through.

UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20
Scientists say the deal's most ambitious goal - limiting the rise to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 C) - is still feasible, but increasingly challenging.