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Mark Harris

Steve Mitchell

Thom Tillis

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:30 pm

A bill in the N.C. House would change a state law that earlier this year allowed a voter to successfully challenge the absentee ballot of the late Everette Harris, father of former U.S. Senate candidate Mark Harris.

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and representatives David Lewis and Jeffrey Elmore, all Republicans, are the primary sponsors of the Everette Harris Act, which seeks to clarify that death is not grounds for challenging an absentee ballot if the voter was alive at the time the ballot was cast.

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