Trump's former voter fraud czar 'very concerned' Republican candidate cheated in North Carolina
Republican Mark Harris speaking at a MAGA rally (screengrab)

Kris Kobach, the erstwhile chief of Donald Trump's voter integrity panel, is one of the first Republicans to speak out about suspected voter fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Kobach -- who also serves as Kansas' Secretary of State -- said he is "very concerned that voter fraud did occur" in NC-09.

He added that it's unclear whether the alleged harvesting of absentee ballots on behalf of Republican candidate Mark Harris, the apparent winner of the election, was significant enough to swing it in his favor.

Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, told the Post that in spite of the GOP's claims of Democratic voter fraud, they're the ones "whose hands have been caught in that proverbial election fraud cookie jar."