DOJ Issues Subpoenas In North Carolina Election Fraud Probe

BLADENBORO, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Leslie McCrae Dowless sits in his kitchen in Bladenboro, NC. Dowless who worked provide get-out-the-vote services for Republican candidate Mark Harris in North Carolinas 9th Co... BLADENBORO, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Leslie McCrae Dowless sits in his kitchen in Bladenboro, NC. Dowless who worked provide get-out-the-vote services for Republican candidate Mark Harris in North Carolinas 9th Congressional District in Bladen County, NC. The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement decided not to certify the 9th Congressional District election results, which includes Bladen County, between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready due to possible voter fraud involving absentee ballots. A controversy Leslie McCrae Dowless is at the center of. (Photo by Justin Kase Conder for The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 12, 2019 10:03 am
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The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas for a grand jury investigation into the alleged absentee ballot fraud that tainted the congressional race in North Carolina’s 9th District.

According to local channel WBTV, at least three subpoenas have been issued. One went to the North Carolina Board of Elections, which has been conducting its own investigation. Another went to McCrae Dowless, the campaign operative who worked for Republican Mark Harris and headed the voter fraud scheme.

Dowless has already been arrested on seven state charges related to the fraud in the 2018 election, as well as a Republican primary in 2016. Four of Dowless’ employees have also been arrested.

The federal grand jury will reportedly meet from April 16 to April 18.

The Board of Elections has already tossed the tainted congressional race — and two other smaller races in Bladen County — and set a new election for September 10. Harris has bowed out of the race, citing his poor health. Democrat Dan McCready is running again, and former Mecklenburg County commissioner Matthew Ridenhour has jumped in on the Republican side.

The board put out a statement in response to the subpoena Monday:

Read the subpoena to the board of elections here:

Grand Jury Subpoena by on Scribd

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