Republican candidate Mark Harris calls for new election in North Carolina disputed House race

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By Dartunorro Clark  with NBC News Politics
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, fights back tears at the conclusion of his son John Harris's testimony during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregulariti   -   Copyright  Travis Long The News and Observer via AP, Pool

Republican candidate Mark Harris on Thursday called for new election in the North Carolina disputed House race.

Harris' request for a new election came after several days of a state Board of Elections hearing that is seeking to determine whether there was misconduct with mail-in ballots in the state's 9th congressional district. Harris testified Thursday morning that he had no knowledge of the alleged illegal activities of a political operative hired by his campaign.

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