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North Carolina Democrats see opportunity in do-over election

March 3, 2019

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that has led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the Republicans since John F. Kennedy was in the White House.

Democrat Dan McCready has a head start in fundraising and name recognition, and the allegations of ballot tampering have cast a shadow over the GOP that could help him win in the deeply conservative 9th Congressional District.

An election date has not been set.

But there are also fears that the scandal could cut both ways, with fatigue and disillusionment over the electoral system keeping some voters home.

Bladen County resident Glendell Robinson said he hopes his fellow voters can overcome fears that their votes won’t count.