McCrae Dowless Smacked With Indictments From Absentee Ballot Scheme

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., poses for a portrait outside his home in Bladenboro, N.C. State investigators have described Dowless as a “person of interest” in their probe in... FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., poses for a portrait outside his home in Bladenboro, N.C. State investigators have described Dowless as a “person of interest” in their probe into 2018 voting irregularities involving absentee ballots. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File) MORE LESS
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July 30, 2019 5:34 p.m.

The hits keep coming.

Political operative McCrae Dowless has officially been indicted for his concoction of an absentee ballot scheme to help Republican Mark Harris win a congressional race in North Carolina’s 9th District.

A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Dowless on two counts of felony obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice and possession of absentee ballot. Seven others have been charged as well.

Dowless had already been indicted on charges stemming from tampering with absentee ballots during other elections.

Here’s a refresher on the whole debacle.

Read the Dowless indictment in full here:

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