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Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 11:42 AM Apr 2022

NC Voter Fraud Suspect Dies. Party He Helped Buried in Story.

Typical of Corporate McPravda not to mention he was working on behalf of GOP until the sixth ‘graf. Please let me know if you find mention of the guy helping Republicans in the headline or lead anywhere.

Dowless, key figure in NC absentee ballot fraud probe, dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election, has died.

His daughter, Andrea Dowless Heverly, wrote that her father “passed away peacefully" Sunday morning, according to a social media post. He had been diagnosed with an advanced form of lung cancer and died at his daughter's home in Bladen County, his friend Jay DeLancy told The Associated Press in a brief interview. Dowless was in his mid-60s.

The political operative was set to go on trial this summer on more than a dozen state criminal counts related to absentee ballot activities for the 2016 general election and the 2018 primary and general elections. A half-dozen others were also charged.

Witnesses told state officials that Dowless, with help of his assistants, gathered hundreds of absentee ballots from Bladen County in 2018. Those workers testified they were directed to collect blank or incomplete ballots, forge signatures on them and even fill in votes for local candidates.



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Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
1. Amazing isn't it how when the GQP are screeching about voter fraud, somehow....
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 11:45 AM
Apr 2022

it isn't news when a Republican carries out a plan to do just that.

Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
4. If an intrepid reporter were to expose GOP voter fraud hypocrisy...
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:23 PM
Apr 2022

…they might win an award or a prize, a Pulitzer, perhaps.

Hah! Naaaaah. Who am I kidding?


(16,102 posts)
2. I guess we should be grateful they even mentioned it at all
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 11:49 AM
Apr 2022

and especially that they didn't pull a fox and claim he was a Democrat.

Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
5. Lying about political opponents is a sign of NAZI propaganda.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:27 PM
Apr 2022

For just one GOP rep who sexted the male pages under his uh care…


(66,858 posts)
6. Fox did that a lot in 2007-2008 when GWB's presidency was crashing and burning.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:28 PM
Apr 2022

As Barack Obama looked like the favorite going into Election 2008, Fox starting tagging every Republican who found him or herself in the news for shady reasons with a -D- after their names, to get the smell of corrupt criminality off the GOP. If they ever broadcast a retraction, it must have been at 1:30am when no one was watching.

Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
7. Excellent points.
Mon Apr 25, 2022, 01:30 PM
Apr 2022

So that perhaps one day they won’t be held to account.

Hooray for Dixie. Hooray.

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