For the first time in more than 40 years, an election for federal office is requiring a redo.
North Carolina Republican Mark Harris had seemingly defeated Democrat Dan McCready by less than 1,000 votes in a race to represent North Carolina’s ninth congressional district in the House of Representatives.
However, an alleged plan by a Republican operative with ties to the Harris campaign to tamper ballots has North Carolina facing new primary and general elections for the seat.
Despite there being irregularities and despite all of the drama that has consumed North Carolina, there’s one important thing we have to keep in mind: our Democracy is working
The state board of elections unanimously—despite partisan differences—refused to certify Mr. Harris as the district’s next Congressman. The board has rightfully called for new elections.
Here’s the bottom line: Election fraud should be condemned in all instances. Whether its people voting multiple times, the throwing out of or tampering with ballots or otherwise – these actions undermine our democracy.
I’m glad we’re seeing the state of North Carolina is making sure this last open election from the 2018 midterms is won fair and square.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.