Republican Mark Harris has set up a legal defense fund to raise money for his ongoing fight to be seated in the U.S. House.

Harris came out of the November election for the 9th Congressional District ahead by about 900 votes over Democrat Dan McCready. But just before the election was certified, the State Board of Elections announced it would investigate allegations of absentee-by-mail election fraud.

This investigation has slowly proceeded, and has yet to produce a hearing. Harris has filed one court motion asking for the election to be certified, but that was denied.

The legal defense fund offers a few advantages.

The potential donor pool is larger than it would be for a campaign fund. Individuals, corporations and PACs are able to contribute up to $5,000 each calendar year.

Harris’s legal defense fund is being operated by the Nexsen Pruet law firm in Charlotte. They are not currently accepting money online.

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