January 22, 2019/Press

NCDP Statement on Court Ruling in NC-09

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after Wake Superior Court Judge Ridgeway officially denied Mark Harris’ request for writ of mandamus and concluded that certification in NC-09 is not appropriate until the State Board of Elections can complete its investigation:

“From day one, North Carolina Democrats have maintained that we need a full investigation into Republican Mark Harris’ efforts to silence voters across the Ninth district. We are pleased that Harris’ frivolous request has been denied and that North Carolina can get back to investigating allegations of systematic electoral fraud committed on behalf of Harris’ campaign. Only a full, public investigation can begin to repair the damage Mark Harris and North Carolina Republicans have inflicted on our state and our voters.”