Con­firm Har­ris

The News & Observer - - Opinion -

I sug­gest every­one who cares about jus­tice, elec­tions and North Carolina call Gov. Cooper’s of­fice and urge him to call on the state Board of Elec­tions to cer­tify the U.S. House District 9 elec­tion re­sults so that Mark Har­ris can start help­ing North Carolina.

The Board of Elec­tions will not re­lease the rea­sons for fail­ing to cer­tify Mark Har­ris’ vic­tory. They will not re­spond to ques­tions. They just let the me­dia run wild, spec­u­la­tive sto­ries with­out merit. The Board of Elec­tion does not have a le­gal ba­sis to refuse cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of this elec­tion.

Fail­ure to cer­tify the elec­tion prevents Rep­re­sen­ta­tive-elect Har­ris from set­ting up of­fice in D.C., hir­ing staff and leas­ing of­fice space for lo­cal con­stituent ser­vices of­fices. He is also pre­vented from be­ing seated on com­mit­tees, such as the Agri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee that can sup­port North Carolina farm­ers. – Den­nis Britt

Fayet­teville

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