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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:10 PM

At center of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and 'grassroots' campaigner

A man who worked as an “independent contractor” for Republican Mark Harris’ campaign in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is a convicted felon who faced jail time for fraud and perjury, according to court records.


Over the last two decades, he has been paid by at least nine candidates, all for get-out-the-vote work, according to state records.

Leslie McCrae Dowless was convicted of felony fraud in 1992 in Iredell County, according to court records. Dowless and his wife were accused of taking out an insurance policy on a dead man and collecting nearly $165,000 from his death, according to a 1991 Fayetteville Observer article. He served more than six months of a two-year prison sentence, according to court records.


Dowless, now 62, was convicted of felony perjury in 1990, according to court records.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article222459875.html

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Reply At center of voter fraud scandal, a convicted felon and 'grassroots' campaigner (Original post)
octoberlib Dec 2018 OP
Scurrilous Dec 2018 #1
lostnfound Dec 2018 #2
magicarpet Dec 2018 #3
Wellstone ruled Dec 2018 #4
octoberlib Dec 2018 #5
Gothmog Dec 2018 #6

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:43 PM

1. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:57 PM

2. Election fraud, not voter fraud. Nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:12 PM

3. This is not VOTER fraud..

VOTER fraud is perpetrated by the voter, to game the results of an election. This is very rare and infrequent. But the Rethugs go bonkers claiming it is rampant. That way they justify making it harder to vote because they do not want Dems to be able to cast their votes, which helps Rethugs cheat to win elections.

ELECTION FRAUD:

ELECTION fraud is tampering with election results to create a fraudulent winner, but this fraud is perpetrated by someone other than the voter. This ballot fraud is much more common but is attributable to election administrators or someone from a campaign staff, but not by a voter.

Please do not feed the Rethug lie that voter fraud is rampant or call election fraud voter fraud. This permits them to write restrictive voter access laws that make it harder for people to vote and cast their ballot.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:18 PM

4. This case needs to be watched.

Something smells like a blue print for things coming down the pike.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:18 PM

5. Didn't write the headline. Write a letter to the editor.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:47 PM

6. One of the state's top election law experts tell me the envelopes "fit into a pattern of fraud

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