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and I believe the people of North Carolina designer a fair election north Caroline is elections board on Thursday ordered a new election after a chaotic contest in the states ninth congressional district last November through the results into doubt the order came after officials said corruption involving absentee ballots tainted the outcome Republican candidate mark Harris who previously had claimed victory in the race said testimony in hearings this week can reveal evidence of possible ballot fraud through the testimony of listen to over the past three days I believe in the election should be called it's become clear to me that the public's confidence in the ninth district seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted had led Democrat dammit crazy by nine hundred and five votes but election officials refused to certify the results due to irregularities , when it's all the same for today according to testimony from the hearing residents of at least two of the districts counties said Leslie McRae doubtless a political operative for Harris had collected incomplete absentee ballots and entered fruits and races left blank , officials said they did not pay Dallas to do anything illegal in Dallas maintained his innocence Harris has not said whether he plans to run again in the new race