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Political Junkie Talks NC’s 9th District, Trump’s National Emergency, And More

Mark Harris at hearings into allegations that his campaign committed election fraud.
Rusty Jacobs, WUNC
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North Carolina's 9th Congressional District will have a new vote.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is calling for a new vote in the state’s 9th Congressional District. The unanimous decision came after four days of dramatic hearings into allegations of election fraud by the campaign of Republican Mark Harris. 

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks to host Frank Stasio about the latest. They also dig into legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. A coalition of 16 states filed a lawsuit Monday calling the emergency declaration a disregard of separation of powers principles. Several other lawsuits have been filed so far. And Rudin shares his take on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s new book tour.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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