Demo­crat drops con­ces­sion as elec­tion fraud charges pile up

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RALEIGH | The Demo­crat trail­ing in a North Carolina con­gres­sional race with­drew his con­ces­sion Thurs­day as state elec­tion of­fi­cials in­ves­ti­gated al­le­ga­tions of ab­sen­tee bal­lot fraud.

Dan McCready’s rev­er­sal came as a top leader at the state’s Repub­li­can Party said it would sup­port a new elec­tion in the 9th Con­gres­sional Dis­trict race if an in­ves­ti­ga­tion shows that wrong­do­ing swayed its out­come.

Unof­fi­cial to­tals have Repub­li­can Mark Harris lead­ing Mr. McCready by 905 votes. But the state elec­tions board re­fused to cer­tify the re­sults last week be­cause of al­le­ga­tions of “ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and con­certed fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­i­ties” in­volv­ing mail-in bal­lots in the dis­trict.

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