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Monday, February 18, 2019

There was a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to steal a Congressional House race in North Carolina, investigators for the state election board said Monday. A political operative hired by GOP candidate Mark Harris picked up 1,019 absentee ballots from voters in two counties in an illegal way and in some cases filled out those ballots for Republican candidates. Harris operative Leslie McRae Dowless paid workers $150 for every 50 absentee ballot requests they collected and another $125 for every 50 ballots collected. Harris was leading by 905 votes when he declared victory in November over Democratic rival Dan McCready, but election officials have not certified a winner.

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GOP was right. Voter fraud is a problem.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-18 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If the GOP claims it's a problem you can bet they're probably the ones doing it.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-18 04:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Harris and Dowless should both go to jail and McCready should be declared the winner.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-18 04:13 PM | Reply

If the GOP claims it's a problem you can bet they're probably the ones doing it.

#2 | POSTED BY JPW

It's the old GOP/Rovian/Nazi trick..... Accuse others what you yourself are guilty of.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-18 04:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If the GOP claims it's a problem you can bet they're probably the ones doing it.

#2 | POSTED BY JPW

It's the old GOP/Rovian/Nazi trick..... Accuse others what you yourself are guilty of.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-18 04:52 PM | Reply

When is the bloated child rapist going to comment on this outrage?

#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-18 04:55 PM | Reply

At least he was paying in good old 'Merican dollars and not in rubles... or GOP voter records provided to Russian Troll Farms the way Trump did in exchange for promoting Russian goals.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-18 04:57 PM | Reply


Were the GOP voter fraud allegations merely a means for the GOP to draw attention away from the actual fraud they were committing?

In other words, the best defense is a good offense?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-18 10:19 PM | Reply

"Harris and Dowless should both go to jail and McCready should be declared the winner."

Yes, yes, and a resounding NO.

McCready should NOT be declared the winner, not if the fraudulent votes don't exceed the margin of victory. While Little League rules should be in effect, and cheaters should automatically lose by disqualification, that does not happen in real life.

If Harris won by 905 votes, and 900 turn out to be fraudulent, McCready is the winner. Tainted...but the winner.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-02-18 10:27 PM | Reply


@#9

imo...

This was not voter fraud, it was election fraud.

The only way to determine the winner is to have a new election.

Yes, that's a big disturbance to things, but, hey, an election was stolen due to fraud.

There should be fireworks that it the fraud was discovered and exposed.

A new election will be a bold statement that we do not allow election fraud to happen.

(listening to Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Be Not Too Hard www.youtube.com )


#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-18 11:04 PM | Reply

I agree with Lamp. This is only the fraud we know about. The votes we KNOW are fraudulent are only a LOWER LIMIT on the TOTAL amount of fraudulent ballots Republicans created during this election. Going with the results we know about just sends the message that election fraud is OK as long as you don't get caught.

The election has been tainted. Hold a new election.

This also gives a new datapoint to voters. Let them decide whether fraud by their candidates or the people those candidates hire to work for them matters. (It seems they are Republicans so they probably don't care, but a miracle is possible)

#11 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-02-19 12:14 PM | Reply

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