New board gets private preview of Congressional race probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A reconstituted North Carolina elections board has received a private preview of what investigators have uncovered in their probe of absentee ballot irregularities in the country’s last unresolved congressional race.

Chairman Bob Cordle said the new five-member board received a “full briefing” Thursday on findings in the 9th Congressional District race. They met behind closed doors with attorneys and investigators for nearly four hours.

Cordle says that information will be heard by the public in a Feb. 18 hearing. He says the board will vote at the hearing’s close whether to certify the 9th District results, order a new election or do something else.

Unofficial results show Republican Mark Harris leading Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes. A previous iteration of the board refused to certify Harris as the winner.

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