Poppy Bush is just barely planted and the Republicans are keeping the flame alive! The formerly sane state of North Carolina is in the news, this time not for telling trans citizens that they cannot pee there, but for election fraud: the Republicans went door-to-door and literally stole absentee ballots from the olds and the blahs.
“Democrat McCready takes back concession in disputed 9th congressional district race”
“His Thursday announcement came amid allegations of absentee ballot tampering and other interference in Bladen and Robeson counties that appear to have helped Republican Mark Harris, who is ahead by just 905 votes in unofficial returns.
“The controversy has raised the possibility that the N.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement will call a new election. McCready issued a forceful statement Thursday, calling on Harris to detail his knowledge of suspect activities on behalf of his campaign.
“‘I didn’t serve overseas in the Marines just to come home to N.C. and watch a criminal, bankrolled by my opponent, take away people’s very right to vote,’ McCready said. ‘Today I withdraw my concession and call on Mark Harris to end his silence and tell us exactly what he knew, and when.’ … A political operative named McCrae Dowless has emerged as the focus of allegations that he led a network of people who collected absentee-by-mail ballots en masse, which is forbidden under N.C. law. The state Board of Elections and the Wake County District Attorney have launched investigations.”
The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party says he supports a new election if allegations of fraud in the 9th Congressional District race are proven true and it impacted the outcome of the race. CNN’s Drew Griffin reports.
Literally stealing ballots should be enough to make anyone call for a new election, unless the stealer (is too a word!) happens to be a Republican. Jeebus.