Butterfield Statement on NC-09 Developments

Dec 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement regarding the allegations of election fraud in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District which have called the results of that race into question.  On November 29, Rep. Butterfield was joined by Reps. David Price (NC-04) and Alma Adams (NC-12) in calling for allegations of election fraud to be thoroughly investigated and for all remedies to be considered, up to and including a special election

“Our democracy relies on fair elections.  The evidence of election fraud in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District is mounting by the day.

“As the investigation by the Board of Elections is ongoing, I have been in continued communication with House leadership to ensure the House of Representatives is prepared for every outcome including holding an emergency congressional hearing to determine whether there is substantial evidence of election fraud on the part of Mark Harris or his surrogates.  It is imperative that we have fair elections free from fraudulent electioneering that favor a particular candidate or political party.

“The Board of Elections and Department of Justice should expedite consideration of this matter.  An evidentiary hearing will disclose the obvious misconduct of Republican operatives in Bladen County and determine whether the Republican Party or its nominee knew or should have known of this absentee ballot election scheme. 

“It is interesting that this alleged absentee ballot scheme was reported to the United States Attorney’s office after the 2016 elections and no official actions were taken to protect the integrity of the 2018 elections.”