From the Charlotte Observer:
The dispute involves allegations of absentee ballot fraud. At the center of the controversy is McCrae Dowless, a Bladen County elected official and political operative hired in 2018 by Harris through consulting firm Red Dome. One affidavit in the investigation says Dowless had more than 800 absentee ballots in his possession before the May Republican primary.
In its statement, the Harris campaign said the state board “has not disclosed any information to suggest that the votes in question in the board staff’s investigation are sufficient in number to change the outcome of the 9th Congressional District election.” With or without the Jan. 11 hearing, the elections board staff said the investigation will continue and all subpoenas remain in effect.
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