There’s evidence of vote tampering in N.C. congressional electionPosted by Josh Taylor / February 20, 2019
There is growing evidence of vote tampering in the still-undecided 2018 North Carolina state congressional race. According to recent testimony by Lisa Britt, she was instructed to fill out uncompleted ballots in favor of Republican candidates.
Britt testified that she was hired to collect absentee ballots, and instructed that, when she found unsealed and uncollected ballots, she was to complete them. She was hire and instructed by McCrae Dowless, a political operative who was in turn hired by consultants for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris. Dowless allegedly has gone through great lengths to cover up the absentee ballot scheme.
Britt’s testimony may have profound impact on the election in North Carolina. Mark Harris’s seat has been occupied by a Republican for the past fifty years, but in this election he only received 905 more votes than his rival, Democrat Dan McCready.
Dowless has refused to testify before the State Board of Elections. Ironically, the Republican Party in North Carolina has campaigned hard against voter fraud.
The outcome of the hearings may not be the end of the story. Whatever the hearings decide, there may be lawsuits to come. It could be, as a result, quite some time before this particular election is decided.