Lisa Britt, a worker for political operative McCrae Dowless, said during the North Carolina board of elections hearing Monday that Dowless instructed his employees to fill out illegally collected absentee ballots with votes for the Republican candidates.
The hearing is to investigate alleged election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th district.
Britt said that most of the ballots had the congressional race and sheriff’s race filled out, as those were the major elections that topped the ballots. She said that Dowless’ cohort would fill in the empty votes for more minor, down-ballot races.
“Basically what we would do — what I would do — is to submit the vote for whoever was the Republican,” Britt testified.
Britt said that they would tamper with the ballots at Dowless’ home or office.
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Earlier in her testimony, she said that Dowless had told her to plead the 5th Amendment since “they have nothing on us.”
Watch the entire televised hearing here.