GOP could ditch Harris in North Carolina special

GOP could ditch Harris in North Carolina special

By Lauren Barron-Lopez (Politico) –

North Carolina Republicans are readying an escape plan from Republican Mark Harris’ scandal-plagued campaign.

Days before North Carolina’s board of elections could vote to call a new race between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready in the state’s disputed 9th Congressional District, Republican lawmakers passed a bill requiring a new primary when the board rules a campaign must be run over again. That would give Republican voters the ability to sideline Harris in a special election, after accusations of illegal collection and manipulation of absentee ballots by McCrae Dowless, an operative hired by Harris campaign consultants.

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