nearvideo allegations from the North Carolina voter fraud controversy
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A North Carolina politically effective in the middle of a ballot investigation of fraud in a controversial Congress-election was hit with new charges on Tuesday.
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said in a statement that the operational, Leslie McCrae Dowless, was indicted on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, incitement to perjury, to commit, conspiracy to obstruct justice and possession of absentee ballots in connection with the 2018 midterm elections.
Dowless was already collect the fees allegedly absentee ballots in the 2018 primary and 2016 General elections. The state elections Board ordered a new election for the 9. Constituency seat after conducting its own investigation of the alleged harvesting scheme.
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In this Dec. 5, 2018, photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless poses in front of his house in Bladenboro, N. C. (Travis Long/News & observer via AP, file)
Prosecutors alleged Dowless activities benefited Republican candidate Mark Harris, who against his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready, in the November mid-term elections with more than 900 votes. These results were finally rejected and a new election ordered.
Harris declined to run again, citing health reasons. To fill a special election, the seat is scheduled for Sept. 10, The Charlotte Observer reported.
The new indictment accuses Dowless to lead to complete people, the incomplete vote, by the guidance of “people-to-sign certificates do not specify that you had seen the votes and correct the absentee ballot executed, if you had, and post it, or showed any other E-mail the absentee ballot to conceal the way, the fact that the voters had not personally sent it himself.”
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Dowless’ defender, Cynthia Singletary, not reached Tuesday night, could be. Some others are also with new costs in connection with the alleged scheme.
In a statement, the elections Board Executive Director Karen Brinson-Bell said, officials “will continue to be vigilant and keep a track of any persons or organizations that try to undermine our elections.”
More charges could follow, Freeman said at a press conference on Tuesday, according to the paper.
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“This is a big investigation,” she said. “It’s a periods of several legislature, several people claimed that this electoral fraud.”
McCready’s face Republican Dan Bishop in the new choice to represent the largely rural district.
Reported by Fox News, Andrew O’reilly, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.