Legislation would require a whole new election in NC’s 9th Congressional District, not just a repeat of the general election contest. The state is investigating potential election fraud in the district.
McCrae Dowless, the Bladen County official at the center of an election fraud investigation, had hundreds of absentee ballots in his possession before the May primary, according to a sworn affidavit filed Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers hired a private investigative firm to investigate NC Gov. Roy Cooper’s ties to a $57.8 million fund created by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Cooper’s office seeks public records on the investigation.
Top officials with the North Carolina GOP said Tuesday that a new election for a congressional district would be required if early vote totals in Bladen County were leaked, as one witness alleged in a sworn affidavit.
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Jens Lutz, a former Democratic Party county chairman, resigns from Bladen County elections board. Lutz warned of illegal absentee ballot tampering or fraud before the votes were tallied in the Harris-McCready race.
A Bladen County precinct worker, in a sworn affidavit, wrote that early vote totals were seen by outside officials. Bladen County counted early votes on Nov. 3, several days before state law says to count the votes.
Democrats Cal Cunningham and Terry Van Duyn have already announced their 2020 campaign for NC Lieutenant Governor. The current Lieutenant Governor, Republican Dan Forest, is expected to run for Governor in 2020 against Roy Cooper.
Despite a criminal record and financial troubles, McCrae Dowless became a player in Bladen County politics. Now he is involved in the absentee ballots election scandal in North Carolina’s 9th district.
Voter ID probably would not have changed the outcome of the 9th Congressional District election involving Mark Harris because the issue appears to stem from people collecting ballots, and not casting them.
Mark Harris owes Red Dome Group consulting firm for Bladen County absentee work. The county’s absentees are at the center of the investigation into the election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
The investigation into voting irregularities in the 2018 election in Bladen County is, at least, fifth elections case since 2010 in the rural eastern North Carolina county facing questions in 9th District race.
The NC elections board is investigating voting irregularities in the race between Mark Harris and Dan McCready. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a top Democrat in Congress, wants a new election, including primaries.
A bill requiring North Carolina voters show photo identification before casting ballots at the polls beginning next year won final approval in the state Senate. The voter ID bill now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper.