Union Co. commissioner drafts resolution urging end to District 9 race

A Union County commissioner is set to bring forth a resolution Monday night, calling for U.S. House District 9 results to be certified by the state of North Carolina.

The commissioner, Stony Rushing, said he drafted the resolution so the county isn't without representation in Washington.

Unofficially, Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready in the November 2018 election by 905 votes.  The results have yet to be certified due to allegations of ballot fraud in another one of the 9th district's counties, Bladen County.

Rushing told FOX46 he believes, even without the ballots in question, Harris would've won the race.  Union County itself overwhelmingly voted for Harris.  Rushing, himself, is a former supporter of Robert Pittenger, though he threw his support to Harris after he won the primary.

Union County commissioners are all Republican.  FOX46 reached out to the county's Democratic Party.  In a statement, chair Nancy Rorie said, "Any commissioner that supports this would show their ignorace of election law and their approval of election fraud."

The State Board of Elections plans to hold an evidentiary hearing in January to address the reports of ballot fraud.