Union County, one of the members of the Ninth Congressional District, has already made its wishes known about the political kerfluffle over the uncertified congressional race. A second member county, Robeson County, now has its Republican leaders sounding off in the form of an official resolution:
Resolution of the Robeson County Republican Party
WHEREAS, the Robeson County Board of Elections has certified the results of both the 2018 Primary & General Elections for the 9thCongressional District; and
WHEREAS, The North Carolina State Board of Elections has refused to certify the results for the 9thCongressional District; and
WHEREAS, every political race in both Bladen & Robeson Counties has been certified using the same ballots in question by the North Carolina State Board of Elections; and
WHEREAS, there has been no public evidence that enough ballots in question would alter the race and similar concerns were expeditiously dismissed by the State Board in 2016; and
WHEREAS, Robeson county will lack representation in the United States House of Representatives in the 116thCongress beginning January 3rd, 2019 as hearings have been delayed until after Congress is seated harming the citizens of our county; and
WHEREAS, no local protests have been filed in Robeson County by any candidate for the 9thCongressional District.
NOW THEREFORE, The Robeson County Republican Party by vote of the entire Executive Committee hereby adopt the following resolution:
RESOLVED, The Robeson County Republican Party hereby respectfully requests that the North Carolina State Board of Elections immediately certify the results of the 9thCongressional District just as every county board of elections within the 9thCongressional District has already certified the results.
Adopted this 16thday of December, 2018.[…]
Robeson Republicans also have another race that was not certified. District Court candidate Jack Moody (R) ended election day as a winner over his Democrat opponent. But, ten days later, “provisionals” and other found ballots decimated Moody’s lead and put his opponent ahead.
Robeson AND Bladen counties are both apparently the subjects of in-depth investigations by the state board of elections.
The folks in Robeson DO raise an interesting point. If we conduct a re-do on the congressional race because of questions about the integrity of some ballots, shouldn’t there be a revote on every other race featured on those ballots in question?