WATCH: John Harris Testifies Against His Father Mark Harris in Case of NC-09 Ballot Fraud

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*This article has been updated to include the NC Board of Elections ruling.

In November’s 2018 midterm elections, GOP candidate Mark Harris narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger Dan McCready in a race to represent congressional district NC-09. But almost immediately afterward, allegations of ballot fraud by a member of Harris’ campaign surfaced eventually leading to McCready rescinding his concession and North Carolina not certifying the election results for the district.

The North Carolina Board of Elections began an investigation and hearings into the involvement of Harris campaign worker Leslie McCrae Dowless in ballot fraud. On Wednesday, the assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina testified about multiple warnings he gave to Harris about hiring and working with Dowless and his employer, Red Dome Group.

That federal prosecutor is John Harris, Mark Harris’ son. The younger Harris stated on the stand he loved his father and mother, but must tell the truth about the multiple warnings he gave to his father and his campaign about working with Dowless.

It was a very emotional moment for his father, who looked on from the gallery and broke down in tears.

By the end of the day, Mark Harris called for a new election, saying:

“It’s become clear to me that the public’s confidence in the 9th district seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted.”

The North Carolina Board of Elections however had the final say. They agreed however and subsequently ordered a new election for the NC-09 with a unanimous vote.

The testimony of Harris’s son drew a great deal of attention due to his choice of ethics and morality over familial loyalty.

People felt the younger Harris showed a great deal of integrity for the oath he swore as a federal prosecutor to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States. Many could not help but reflect on others who took the same oath but did not make the same choice.

Many had further words of praise for Harris.

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