Here we go again. It all started in Florida in 2000, and we’re seeing it all over the place this year in places like Georgia and Florida. When Democrats don’t like the results of an election, they dig their heels in and try to subvert the process.
The latest example is taking place in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, where Republican Mark Harris has defeated Democrat Dan McCready by just 905 votes. But not so fast. One member of the state board of elections has refused to certify the results. You read that right — one member. And guess what? He’s a Democrat.
Joshua Malcolm claims that not everything in the district is on the up-and-up. The Charlotte Observer reports:
“I’m very familiar with unfortunate activities that have been happening down in my part of the state,” vice chair Malcolm, a Robeson County Democrat, told the board. “And I am not going to turn a blind eye to what took place to the best of my understanding which has been ongoing for a number of years that has repeatedly been referred to the United States attorney and the district attorneys for them to take action and clean it up. And in my opinion those things have not taken place.”
Malcolm cited a statute that allows the board the authority to take any necessary action “to assure that an election is determined without taint of fraud or corruption and without irregularities that may have changed the result of an election.”
Naturally Malcolm cites the vague old saw of “irregularities.” And it’s enough to hold up the election. Neither campaign had comment when the Observer contacted them. The state GOP is confident that Harris will emerge triumphant, but now it’s a matter of time because Malcolm wants to hold up the results.
The Democrats have become the party that cries wolf when it comes to election results that they don’t like. We’re seeing this tactic time and time again, and it doesn’t look like the Democrats will change their tune anytime soon.
Here’s the thing: elections never go smoothly, and “irregularities” are always bound to take place. But, like a bunch of petulant, spoiled brats, the Democrats will use those “irregularities” to delay any election they don’t agree with.
Here’s hoping this delay won’t last long, and North Carolina will certify the election and move on.