Trump To Descend On NC’s Ninth District Race To Stump For Republican

US President Donald Trump stands in front of a US flag during a Make America Great Again rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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August 23, 2019 7:53 a.m.
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President Donald Trump will soon hold a rally in North Carolina in support of Dan Bishop, the Republican running in the ninth district special election called after the first race was tarnished by accusations of absentee ballot fraud.

The Democrat in the race, Dan McCready, also ran the first time around, losing to Republican Mark Harris by less than 1,000 votes. However, suspicion quickly grew around McCrae Dowless, a Harris campaign operative who had set up a fraudulent absentee ballot scheme.

Dowless has now been indicted by a grand jury, along with a handful of his employees. Harris has protested his ignorance of the plot — though his son testified otherwise — but still bowed out of the special election, citing his poor health.

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