Listen: North Carolina, Mccray And Bladen County discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Two two dreams of the perfect Republican Christmas gift melt away. Can't say for sure, but in talking to reporters election board members activists, it seems that no one in North Carolina was able to find a single case of true voter fraud or someone deliberately impersonate someone else Kasa ballot in their name real fraud, except possibly one case one. And that one comes out in a very strange twist during the same hearing just not wear. The Republicans were looking one of the board members starts asking McCray. Incumbent Republicans soil and water supervisor about whether his side had committed voter fraud. So you keep saying geo TV does that you pay her. And what exactly was did? She got paid to do. Here's what tumbles Atta McRae under the boards questioning requests. He had some people working for him getting out the vote volunteers McCray calls them the volunteers though were allegedly getting paid for each ballot. They turned in that is illegal. One of the voters who signed an affidavit said they'd get out the vote workers came by and had her family request absentee ballots crime within they never received their absentee ballots in the meal, like they were supposed to then when the family went to vote on election day, they were told they already voted since McCray is getting cues of pain people to obtain absentee ballots were fill them out and cast their votes on someone else's behalf. That for sure is illegal McCrae says he didn't do anything wrong an election board member than calls for further criminal investigation appears to be Republican voter fraud. We'll be making a motion did eighty and all information that this board has an ISP position shall be forwarded to the United States attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. This guy gets up there gets on the microphone supposedly to logic complaint against the Democrats. Then admits he has no idea what that complain even is. But one of these up there he admits into the microphone that he's been paying people to obtain other people's absentee ballots to fill them out and cast those votes on other people's behalf for money. Was is that wrong that is what this public radio show this American life discovered two years ago in two thousand sixteen twenty sixteen when they went down to North Carolina to look at the aftermath of that, hotly. Contested governor's race a guy in south eastern, North Carolina, bladen county, North Carolina blatantly confessing out board of elections meeting that he had been criminally trying to rig the election for the Republicans. What? What he not only confessed out loud. At that. Hearing he confessed on national radio that he was running an organized criminal scheme to steal votes and stuff about box on behalf of Republican candidates in that county. That guy who was caught on tape in that public radio this American life story two years ago that is the same exact guy who is in the middle of this now national scandal over what appears to be the exact same vote stealing and ballot stuffing criminal scheme that he ran exactly the same way in this congressional race the one that Dan mccready has just unconcered because in this congressional election this year that same guy confessed election criminal North Carolina. He was hired by the Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina's ninth district. Mark Harris Harris hired him both the win the primary and then to win the general election. This guy was paid by Mike Mark harasses campaign consultants. He also appears to have been paid directly by the local county Republican party. And this is all after that guy got up at the local elections board and confessed two years ago. They yeah, he pays people to turn in other people's votes that yeah, he runs. A criminal scheme to rig elections in bladen county. And Harris hired him and the local county Republican party hired him after this guy admitted that he runs those kinds of schemes after it aired on national radio and after he was supposedly referred for prosecution for doing this. So this is what makes me crazy about this story if the guy was referred for prosecution. How come he was not prosecuted before? Now, how come he was free to try to rig this election too? This is the part where I mentioned that one of the people he has frequently worked for in. Previous elections is the local sheriff.."