Received this e-mail today from Rep. Conor Lamb (D. PA-17) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign:
Dan McCready is a Marine veteran, successful solar energy entrepreneur, and Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. On Election Day last year, Dan appeared to have fallen just 905 votes short of flipping the district.
But the story didn’t end there.
Since then, it’s come out that an operative hired by his Republican opponent, Mark Harris, stole absentee ballots. The bipartisan Board of Elections refused to certify the election results and just unanimously voted to hold a new special election to elect the Representative for the 9th district.
Election fraud directly undermines the most fundamental part of our democracy. But that’s exactly what the Harris campaign did by paying an operative who then stole people’s votes.
A court found that this operative systematically targeted older voters to collect their incomplete absentee ballots. More than 1,000 ballots may have been tampered with.
Every legitimate candidate for office in the United States deserves a fair process and an equal shot at winning — and every voter deserves to have their vote counted. That’s why we need to stand with Dan McCready and his supporters and ensure they get a fair election this time around.