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Amid Fraud Allegations, State Election Board Won't Certify North Carolina House Race

In question are thousands of absentee ballots that were never mailed back, largely affecting black and American Indian voters. The board cited "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities."

Enough confusion has clouded a North Carolina congressional race that the state's Board of Elections has announced a delay to certifying Republican Mark Harris' electoral victory over Democrat Dan McCready in the state's 9th district due to "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities."

In a 7-2 vote on Friday, the board said it will instead hold a public hearing by Dec. 21 "to assure that the election is determined without taint of fraud or corruption and without irregularities that may have changed the result."

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