WATCH: Dan McCready Retracts His Concession in NC-09 Race After Absentee Ballot Fraud Emerges

The winner for the 9th congressional district in North Carolina was declared in November, about 24 hours after polls closed. The Democratic candidate, Dan McCready conceded the election to his Republican rival, Mark Harris.

But now McCready has rescinded that concession.

In an interview on Charlotte, North Carolina TV station WSOC, McCready first made the announcement. The candidate later went to Twitter to alert voters of his decision.

McCready posted:

“I didn’t serve overseas in the Marines to come home to NC and watch a criminal, bankrolled by my opponent, take away people’s very right to vote.”

“Today I withdraw my concession and call on Mark Harris to end his silence and tell us exactly what he knew, and when.”

Watch his statement here.

So what prompted McCready’s change of heart?

Mounting evidence of voter fraud with possible ties to the Harris campaign began to emerge last week. In his video on Twitter McCready stated:

“Last week we began to learn about shameful criminal activity, bankrolled by my opponent, to take away North Carolinians very rights to vote.”

Suspicions were aroused when an unusual number of absentee ballots from two counties that might favor the Democratic candidate were never returned. Residents with missing ballots stated their ballots had been collected.

Bladen County has a large Black population and 40% of absentee ballots not returned. Robeson County has a large Native American community and 62% of absentee ballots are unreturned.

Then last week, three individuals came forward to state they were hired to collect absentee ballots—an illegal act—by a representative of Republican candidate Mark Harris. Harris has yet to comment on the matter.

Harris lead McCready by just 905 votes, 49.4% to 48.8% after all submitted ballots were counted. McCready called on Harris to comment on the controversy and assured the people of NC-09 that he will pursue answers about what happened to their votes.

People are shocked and outraged over the revelations.

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Amelia Mavis Christnot

Amelia Mavis Christnot is a self-described Navy brat who lived all over the USA, but has settled in her Mother's homeland in the wilds of Northern Maine. She considers herself another proud Maineiac. Her Father Edward is Oglala Lakota enrolled at Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. He attended boarding school at Pine Ridge Reservation, where he was born. Her late Mother Claudette was of the Kanien'kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee as well as an enrolled Metis from New Brunswick, Canada. Amelia identifies with all of her ancestors, including the bit of German that provided her last name. She is a Sacred Pipe carrier and has been active in Native rights since her (brief) time with Native Americans at Dartmouth.