RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The legislation that was quickly passed by the legislature this week in North Carolina would give the Republicans a way to dismiss their candidate in a still undecided US house race with election fraud allegations.
Lawmakers are concerned that Mark Harris's merchandise may be damaged and they may wish to have another Republican nominee, "said Carter Wrenn, a Republican representative and adviser to former US Senator Jesse Helms and others since over 40 years. "That's how I read these tea leaves."
If the state legislature decides to jeopardize the electoral irregularities or other issues, and force a repeat, the legislation ̵
This would give the Republicans another look at Mark Harris, the Republican who led the Democrat Dan McCready with unofficial results with 905 votes. Harris was not declared the winner, and it is determined that Missing Votes are missing in rural Bladen County and that unsealed ballots illegally processed by debt collection teams may have been altered.
Blades was the only district among the eight in the district in the ninth district, where Harris won the majority of the postal vote intentions over McCready.
Representative David Lewis, a Republican from Harnett County, said it would make sense to hold new primary elections in the 9th district, as unusual voting results also emerged last May. Harris won 96 percent of Bladen County's mail-in ballot on his way to his narrow victory over GOP MP Robert Pittenger.
The Republican-led General Assembly "has a political motive for this. They recognize that Mark Harris is a damaged candidate and they are trying to find a way to replace him in the vote, "said US Democrat G. K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina. "In my opinion, that's a preemptive move to remove Mark Harris and win another nominee there."
New primaries would open the door to Pittenger or anyone else to carry the Republican banner against McCready or some other Democrat.
Pittenger said he would wait until the Electoral Council announced its findings at a hearing that was postponed to Friday, January 11. This means that the seat will be empty when Congress puts together the 3rd of January.
I have received calls from several friends in the last few days. My instinct is that I think we should wait for this hearing and get all the facts out. After that, maybe I can think more about it, "he said in an interview on Friday.
Dallas Woodhouse, Executive Director of the State Republican Party, said if there was a new area code, the state's GOP would remain neutral, but" Everyone Candidate entering this incident, if available, will have a chance to explain his case.
In an interview with WBTV on Friday, Harris remained critical of party officials when he was asked if he was being attacked by Republicans. "Well, I certainly can not feel the orbits around Harris, as I see the Democrats orbiting the cars around McCready," Harris said.
The Democrats could sue when primaries are set in motion, Butterfield said. Pittenger and other Republicans have not denied Harris's nomination, although the suspected postal vote in Bladen County was raised at the time, and now it should be too late, Butterfield said.
"It's fundamentally unfair to a candidate who has raised and spent millions of dollars in anticipation of Mark Harris being the opponent to go through with another opponent," Butterfield said. "Dan McCready should not have to face two different opponents."