Reporter Joe Bruno of North Carolina local news station WSOC 9 has tracked down another person who has admitted taking ballots from voters in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District and giving them to a GOP operative who has been convicted of felony fraud charges.
Bruno on Tuesday posted a video interview that he conducted with a North Carolina resident named Cheryl Kinlaw, who says that Republican operative McCrae Dowless paid her $100 to collect absentee ballots from certain NC-09 residents.
Instead of mailing those ballots in, however, she tells Bruno that she simply turned them over to Dowless, whom she claims had stacks of other ballots on his desk. She also says that she has no idea what happened to the ballots after she gave them to Dowless.
She also tells Bruno that she had no idea that Dowless’ actions were illegal because he’s been doing the same thing for years now.
Dowless is at the center of election fraud allegations that have so far prevented Republican Mark Harris from being certified as the winner of this year’s NC-09 congressional election.
According to a profile Bruno recently wrote about Dowless, the GOP operative “has a criminal record dating back to the 1980s” and also “served six months in prison after being convicted of felony fraud charge in 1992.”
Watch Bruno’s interview with Kinlaw below.
Like the woman I interviewed yesterday, Kinlaw never mailed the ballots. She gave them to McCrae Dowless. She doesn't know what he did with them afterward. She says she has no doubt Dowless wanted Mark Harris and Sheriff Jim McVicker to win. pic.twitter.com/8zQeZvFo4g
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) December 4, 2018
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