North Carolina Republican Mark Harris is expected to testify Wednesday in what could be the final leg of a three-day hearing on apparent election fraud that may have swung hundreds of votes in his favor during the 2018 midterms.
“He has absolutely nothing to hide,” Alex Dale, one of Harris’ lawyers, told The Charlotte Observer.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections will decide after its public hearing slate that began Monday whether it will certify last fall’s 9th District election result Harris, the GOP candidate and a former Baptist minister, has an unofficial 905-vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready in the contest.
McCready and the state Democratic Party have called for a new election, arguing that the illegal ballot harvesting scheme — allegedly perpetrated by a man hired by Harris’ top consultant — has “tainted” the results.
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