In North Carolina, Democratic candidate Dan McCready has withdrawn his concession in a North Carolina congressional race where evidence is mounting that Republicans stole the election by tampering with absentee ballots.
Dan McCready: “Over the last week we have seen the criminal activity come to light, and we have seen that my opponent, Mark Harris, has bankrolled this criminal activity. And so, as of today, I am withdrawing my concession to Mark Harris. And furthermore, I call on Mark Harris to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it.”
A criminal investigation has already been launched, and calls are growing for a new vote to take place. The investigation centers on the actions of Republican operative Leslie McCrae Dowless, who ran an operation to illegally collect absentee ballots. Democrats fear Dowless collected Democratic ballots and then threw them away or filled out uncompleted ballots to vote for the Republican candidate, Mark Harris. On Thursday, Harris filed campaign finance documents showing he spent more than $34,000 for something called “reimbursement payment for Bladen absentee, early voting poll workers; reimbursement door to door.” Bladen County is where the absentee ballot effort took place. And it looks like the scandal is spreading to a second county in North Carolina.