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More NC Voter Fraud: Did Bladen County Democrats Run an Absentee Ballot Mill?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 19:17
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Did somebody say Democrat corruption?

For the past week, North Carolina has been steeped in political drama, as Governor Pat McCrory has planted his feet and refused to concede a race that saw him leading throughout the night, only to have a heavily Democrat-ruled county (Durham) emerge in the closing moments of the night to reveal that they’d “found” over 90,000 votes.

Surprise to end all surprises, those 90,000 votes were enough to cut McCrory’s lead and put his opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper ahead by 3,000 to 5,000 votes.

That’s a razor-thin lead, at best, and the circumstances surrounding the emergence of those votes, as well as just plain, commonsense behooves the authorities with the state board of election take a closer look.

Frankly, it stinks.

And that stench is getting stronger.

Democrat corruption is like a cockroach. If you turn a light on it, all of a sudden, you’ve got corruption scattering everywhere.

So enter Bladen County, North Carolina.

On Tuesday, a formal complaint was filed with the Bladen County Board of Elections, in response to several hundred fraudulent absentee ballots, all voting a straight Democrat ticket.

The filed complaint described the situation as an “absentee ballot mill,” and it was perpetuated by the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, which is funded by the North Carolina Democrat Party.

From Governor McCrory’s campaign site:

The protest, filed by Bladen County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor McCrae Dowless and corroborated by a forensic handwriting expert, notes “shocking evidence resulting from a blatant scheme to try to impact the voting results of an entire county and perhaps even sway statewide and federal elections,” including the gubernatorial race.

“With hundreds of fraudulent votes found in just one North Carolina county for a straight Democratic ticket, close examination of this election is required to make sure the true winner of the election is properly determined,” said Jason Torchinsky, legal counsel for the Pat McCrory Committee Legal Defense Fund. “The staggering evidence of voter fraud in Bladen County and the number of similar PACs that the North Carolina Democratic Party donated to shortly before the start of early vote requires close examination throughout the state.”

The fraudulent ballots were identified as problematic after Dowless brought suspicions of voter fraud in his race for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor to the attention of the Bladen County Board of Elections prior to Election Day.

According to Bladen County Board of Elections officials, an “overwhelming number” of suspicious write-in votes cast for Democrat Franklin Graham in the race for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor appear to have “overtly similar” handwriting patterns on the ballots and witness signatures. In many cases, dozens of ballots appear to be filled out and witnessed by the same person without indicating that any voter assistance was provided, a clear example of voter fraud in violation of North Carolina election law. The county and state Boards of Elections are investigating.

On Monday, the ballots were reviewed by a forensic handwriting expert, who corroborated that the ballots were filled out by the same people.

It gets even shadier.

Absentee ballots require two witnesses to sign off on their authenticity, unless a notary signs as witness. The witnesses who signed off on these ballots have all received financial compensation from the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, for “Get Out the Vote” efforts, according to financial disclosures.

Dowless lists many striking examples in his protest, including one very active absentee ballot “witness” who personally validated at least 67 mail-in absentee ballots and appeared to have written in Franklin Graham at least 71 times. In further shocking evidence of this scheme, the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC filed reports with the North Carolina State Board of Elections admitting they paid these individuals multiple payments for “G.O.T.V.” or “Get-Out-The-Vote” operations.

According to disclosure reports, among the largest contributors to the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC are the North Carolina Democratic Party and candidates for statewide and countywide offices, such as: Mike Morgan, Wake County district court judge and Supreme Court justice-elect; June Atkinson, superintendent of public instruction; Ken Spaulding, former gubernatorial candidate; Dan Blue III, state senator and former candidate for state treasurer; Chris Rey, mayor of Spring Lake and former candidate for U.S. Senate; G. Michael Cogdell, Bladen County commissioner.

Mike Morgan is the judge who beat out conservative Judge Bob Edmunds, and who was instrumental in leading the charge to end voter ID in North Carolina, interestingly enough.

The Bladen County Improvement Association PAC has been around for several decades and has ties with U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, as well as former Democrat senators Tony Rand and R.C. Soles.

I could tell you stories about Soles, but that’s for another time.

The PAC’s origins aren’t clear, but the belief is that it is run by Democrats who currently hold positions with the Bladen County Commission.

With this latest, disgusting reveal, Every Democrat-run PAC, in every county of the state should be put under a microscope.

You can view the official protest here.

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