North Carolina's elections board has called for a new congressional election in the disputed 9th District. Republican candidate Mark Harris narrowly beat Democrat Dan McCready in November, but the board had refused to call the election amid widespread allegations of fraud committed by Harris' campaign. In a hearing Thursday, Harris denied knowledge of any "improper activities," but called for a new election because "the public's confidence ... has been undermined." Earlier in the week, state investigators and the board said they had "evidence" that proved "a coordinated, unlawful, and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme operated during the general election." A witness also said she was paid to take absentee ballots by McCrae Dowless, who consulted for Harris' campaign.

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