Investigative reporter Nick Ochsner discusses “The Vote Collectors” and electoral fraud
The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers Behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud
Geography, politics loom large as COVID-19 vaccination momentum wanes
Lack of access, "Trump effect" both acting as roadblocks COVID-19 vaccines are hard to come by in Bladenboro, the small southeastern North Carolina town that was the center of a COVID-19 cluster that pushed its home county into the red zone on a virus alert map.
Early voting begins tomorrow for Republicans in 9th congressional district after absentee ballot scheme
Early voting begins tomorrow in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, where the State Board of Elections found a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” in the 2018 general election. The Board ordered a new election after a four-day evidentiary hearing in February. One-Stop, in-person early voting begins tomorrow in the Republican primary election, which […]
Political operative at center of absentee fraud in Bladen arrested in criminal investigation
The political operative at the center of an illegal absentee ballot scheme in Bladen and Robeson counties has been arrested on related felony charges. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr.’s arrest comes less than a week after the State Board of Elections ordered a new election in the 9th congressional district. Republican candidate Mark Harris paid Dowless […]
Editorial calls for independent investigation of 9th Congressional District.
In case you missed it yesterday, a Capitol Broadcasting Company editorial on WRAL.com argued persuasively that it’s time for Gov. Cooper and Attorney General Stein to launch a new and independent investigation into the electoral malfeasance in 9th Congressional District. This is the conclusion from the editorial: The silence has been deafening from federal prosecutors. […]
This week’s top stories on NC Policy Watch
PLEASE NOTE: NC Policy Watch will not be sending daily emails next week, but we will continue to feature new content on the main Policy Watch website and The Progressive Pulse blog. Happy Holidays! 1. Meeting Gov. Cooper’s climate change mandate will take more than just turning out the lights. It will require a new […]
Calls mount for a new election in the 9th District
There were new and powerful editorials over the weekend that lent their voices to the growing chorus demanding a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The Fayetteville Observer put it this way in “Start planning a new 9th District election”: Given the growing evidence that some ballots were tampered with and others may […]
State’s two largest newspapers call for new election in 9th District
Raleigh’s News & Observer joined the Charlotte Observer today in calling for a new election in the 9th Congressional District that is truly fair, open and free from corruption. The extraordinary demand comes, of course, in light of the growing mountain of evidence that the November election (and quite possibly the May Republican primary) were […]
Never voted absentee before? You might have been a prime target for ballot fraud in Bladen County.
At least half of undeliverable absentee ballots mailed to more than 200 Bladen County residents went to people who had never or rarely voted by that method. And another 15 to 20 were destined for inactive voters, some of whom had not voted in more than 10 years, according to an analysis of public records […]
DEQ cites Chemours with more groundwater violations, asks court to intervene, invites public to comment
State environmental officials say they will petition a Bladen County Superior Court Judge to force Chemours to reduce its air emissions of fluorinated compounds at the Fayetteville Works facility by 97 percent within two months, as well as pay for permanent water supplies to households whose water has been contaminated by GenX pollution from the […]
Sorrow and outrage over GenX contamination in drinking water
DuPont had yet to break ground on its chemical plant when Elsie Dew's father dug Marshwood Lake in 1964, in a hushed forest off Tranquility Road near the Cumberland-Bladen County line.
In Bladen County, sorrow and outrage over GenX contamination in drinking water
DuPont had yet to break ground on its chemical plant when Elsie Dew’s father dug Marshwood Lake in 1964, in a hushed forest off Tranquility Road near the Cumberland-Bladen County line. The Dew family used to be the only folks out here, but now Marshwood Lake is stocked with fish, has its own road, and […]