FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2019
Contact: Robert Howard, RobertHoward@ncdemocraticparty.org
NCDP Ninth Congressional District Executive Committee Adopts Resolution in Support of Full Investigation in NC-09
Raleigh – This weekend, the Ninth Congressional District Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party unanimously passed a resolution to support a full investigation into Republican election fraud efforts in NC-09 and a new election if those actions were shown to taint the election. Read the full resolution online here or below.
“Every North Carolina voter, especially those in the Ninth District, deserves the truth about what happened in the 2018 election,” NCDP 9th Congressional District Chair Cynthia L. Wallace said. “A thorough and transparent process will let rural voters like those in Bladen County know that their voices will no longer be silenced. North Carolina Democrats stand with people across the state in support of a full, public investigation and, when necessary, a new election to ensure that every voter’s voice is heard.”
“Mark Harris and the Republican Party are actively obstructing an investigation in a desperate attempt to steal this election,” NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin said. “We need to get to the bottom of what happened here to restore confidence in our elections and ensure that nothing like this happens again in the future.”
Full resolution begins here:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION OF THE NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BY THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Having complied with all procedural formalities, the Ninth Congressional District Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party assembled in a duly constituted regular business meeting in Rockingham, North Carolina this day. During the course of said meeting a motion was made, seconded, and unanimously passed to adopt the following resolution, to wit:
WHEREAS, the people of North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District are legally entitled and deserve to be represented by a congressperson elected in a fair lawful manner without taint.
WHEREAS, evidence and affidavits have been submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections which has caused them to vote two times not to certify the North Carolina Ninth Congressional District 2018 election due to possible unlawful activities which may have altered the election result.
WHEREAS, even though he has denied wrongdoing, the candidate leading by 905 votes in the General election has publicly acknowledged that he personally solicited, and his campaign financed, the individual orchestrating said activities.
WHEREAS, the Ninth Congressional District Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party advocates for the rule of law, due process, and fair play.
THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED:
The Ninth Congressional District Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party supports the efforts of the North Carolina State Board of Elections to ascertain the facts and apply relevant law to resolve the issues raised with regard to the apparent unlawful activities in connection with the 2018 General Election. If such actions are shown to have tainted the election, we support a new General election occur as soon as reasonably allowed.
Said board is encouraged to conduct the process in as expedient, transparent, and equitable manner as circumstances allow.
Passed by unanimous decision by those present at the 9th District Executive Committee meeting on January 5, 2019.
Cynthia L. Wallace
9th Congressional District
W. Philip McRae
1st Vice Chair
9th Congressional District