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CHAR­LOTTE, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Repub­li­can con­gres­sional can­di­date at the cen­ter of the un­fold­ing elec­tion fraud scan­dal in North Carolina’s 9th Dis­trict, said Fri­day that he would “whole­heart­edly sup­port” a new vote if fraud could have changed the out­come of his con­test last month.

“If this in­ves­ti­ga­tion finds proof of il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity on ei­ther side to such a level that it could have changed the out­come of the elec­tion then I would whole­heart­edly sup­port a new elec­tion,” Mr. Harris said in a video state­ment re­leased by his cam­paign. He also said he was un­aware of any wrong­do­ing and is co­op­er­at­ing with the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which he hopes will lead to his vic­tory be­ing cer­ti­fied be­fore Congress starts its new ses­sion in Jan­uary.

Mr. Harris has not taken ques­tions from the me­dia since the story first erupted last week, when the North Carolina Board of Elec­tions re­fused to cer­tify the re­sults of his race against Demo­crat Dan McCready. Mr. Harris could be seen at his south­east Char­lotte home Fri­day, but a cam­paign rep­re­sen­ta­tive said he would not be avail­able for an in­ter­view.

He said he sup­ports an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into vot­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties that could have ben­e­fited “ei­ther party in this elec­tion or past elec­tion cy­cles.”

Mr. McCready, who ini­tially con­ceded the Nov. 6 race af­ter unof­fi­cial re­sults showed him los­ing by 905 votes, with­drew his con­ces­sion Thurs­day.

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