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North Carolina Democratic Delegation Issues Statement on N.C. Board of Elections Decision to Delay Certification of NC-09 Election Results

November 29, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 29, 2018) - On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-N.C.), Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-N.C.), the Democratic members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation, issued the following statement on the North Carolina Board of Elections delaying certification of the election results for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

“As members of the North Carolina Congressional delegation, we appreciate the unanimous and bipartisan decision of the State Board of Elections to delay certification of the election results for the 9th Congressional District because of credible and concerning allegations of irregularities in at least one county. These allegations must be thoroughly investigated to guarantee that the outcome of this election reflects the will of the voters and to ensure accountability for any misconduct. 

We call upon the State Board to conduct a public evidentiary hearing prior to certifying the election results. Should this hearing and related investigations produce clear evidence of voter fraud, the Board should consider all available remedies, up to and including the conduct of a new election, to guarantee a lawful election outcome.”