CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The United States House Administration Committee sent a letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections Friday asked the board to preserve documents related to an investigation into the election for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district house seat.
According to the Associated Press, the House committee is signaling that Congress may ultimately resolve the undecided congressional race.
NCSBE officials were asked to preserve all original notes, recordings or documents used in investigating allegations of ballot fraud in the election.
The letter suggests that even if Republican Mark Harris is certified as the winner of the election, it doesn’t ultimately determine the House’s course of action as the House has the final say of who is the rightful claimant to its seats.
Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California says the U.S. House may also investigate and ultimately determine the rightful winner of the disputed seat.
Lofgren says state officials should save all evidence they collect or which is turned over by law enforcement or prosecutorial agencies.
Sworn statements by voters and other witnesses have suggested mail-in ballots could have been altered or discarded.
Republican Mark Harris holds a narrow lead over Democrat Dan McCready.