• Questions raised over Republican's campaign debt in North Carolina election scandal

    8 days ago - By Think Progress

    Controversy surrounding election fraud in North Carolina's 9th district increased this weekend as questions surfaced about campaign debts owed by Mark Harris, the Republican initially declared the winner in the race.
    According to Federal Election Commission filings, the Harris campaign currently owes $34,310 to a political consultant employed by the Red Dome Group.
    The money is owed for “Reimbursement Payment for Bladen Absentee” and “Reimbursement Door to Door,” seemingly to Leslie McCrae Dowless, the consultant. Dowless was named Friday as a person of interest in a probe of possible...
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  • North Carolina Republican Mark Harris revealed his campaign owes $34,000 to a political operative accused of illegally collecting - and not submitting - absentee ballots

    North Carolina Republican Mark Harris revealed his campaign owes $34,000 to a political operative accused of illegally collecting - and not submitting - absentee ballots

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for the House seat in North Carolina's 9th congressional district, revealed on Thursday night that his campaign owed over $34,000 to a political operative who's been accused of election fraud.
    The operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, was contracted by a consulting group that Harris' campaign paid for "Bladen absentee, early voting poll workers; reimbursement door to door," according to an F.E.C. filing.
    Dowless is a convicted felon who has faced jail time for fraud and perjury, but has denied any wrongdoing in his work on this election.
    Mark Harris, the...
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