Affidavits: Possible illegal handling of ballots in NC District 9 race

More than three weeks following election Tuesday, there's more drama unfolding in the NC District 9 congressional race.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is investigating the District 9 race between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Mark Harris. The investigation stems from possible illegal handling of absentee ballots in Bladen County. 

Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by about 900 votes.

The request is coming from the North Carolina Democratic Party, which says sworn affidavits from several witnesses show suspected republican agents went to the homes of absentee voters and may have tampered with ballots.

In the affidavits, Bladen County voters say workers would collect their ballots, but not seal the envelopes or ask for a signature from the voter before leaving.

The suspected workers are said to have been affiliated with the Mark Harris campaign.

Dan McCready said in a tweet Thursday night that the allegations are "troubling."

On Friday afternoon, Mark Harris issued the following statement: