Raleigh’s WRAL reports:
The new State Board of Elections will meet in two weeks to review evidence of alleged absentee ballot fraud in the 9th Congressional District. The five-member board, which Gov. Roy Cooper appointed last week, has set a hearing in the 9th District investigation for 10 a.m. Feb. 18. The hearing is expected to last two to three days, officials said.
While waiting on a new elections board, Harris tried to get a court to order state Elections Director Kim Strach to certify the 9th District results and effectively declare him the winner. But the judge refused, saying the new board has the authority to continue the investigation that started in November.
Harris was encouraged by Tony Perkins to enter politics after years as the head of North Carolina’s most prominent anti-LGBT hate group.