The debate about Amendment 4 shows how the issue of voting laws has become polarized.
As Republican leaders warn a new law could lead to fraud, they are privately strategizing how to improve their operations on the ground.
Newly disclosed details of surveillance of Leslie McCrae Dowless raises fresh questions about how long it has taken federal prosecutors to pursue evidence of ballot fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
The subpoenas represent the first public evidence that federal prosecutors are investigating the allegations after two years of ballot irregularities in the 9th District.
Following Mark Harris’s decision not to run again, the race is likely to invite a competitive GOP primary field. Harris’s campaign was at the center of an election-fraud investigation.
Leslie McCrae Dowless, who worked for GOP nominee Mark Harris, was charged in connection with ballot irregularities in North Carolina’s 9th District. The prosecutor will also examine who knew of and helped fund Dowless’s operation — a sign of potential peril for Harris.
In a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Mark Harris said he will not seek the 9th District seat because of health problems.
Republicans and Democrats said that something went right compared with how partisan conflict often plays out in the country’s hyper-polarized political environment.
The board’s vote followed Republican candidate Mark Harris’s testimony calling for a new election after he said he was mistaken in his testimony earlier in the day.
The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.