20 Burst results for "Bladen County"
"bladen county" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Talk an all out search for a four month old girl abducted from a daycare center yesterday by our own mother continues in Bladen county police say Lainie sure Renee ask you was taken by one need to ask you the child's non custodial parent who is considered to be dangerous with violent tendencies according to W. W. a Y. the baby was in the custody of the Columbus county department of social services and was placed in a foster home in Bladen county Winston Salem police continue to look for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a Walmart parking lot last Friday the victim told police a man lifted her dress and shoved her towards our core before he was confronted by nearby shoppers and then took off before police arrived this area resident told fox eight shot this crisis something like that what even happened or the data light you know was tons of people being around a woman from the tar heel state because some big time problems in the Big Apple airport on Monday Richard Stelling explains a pistol packing grandmother from North Carolina is facing charges for bringing a loaded gun into the security checkpoint at LaGuardia airport in New York TSA officials say a woman traveling with her grandchildren was arrested by Port Authority police yesterday after agents spotted the fire arm in her suitcase the woman isn't said she didn't know the gun was in the bag which she allegedly borrowed from someone else officials say the weapon was loaded with six bullets including one in the chamber I'm Richard styling and forget the phony name change the international house of pancakes is celebrating its sixty first birthday today I hop observing the special day by selling a stack of its signature buttermilk pancakes at all locations throughout the United States for fifty eight cents a nod to its founding in nineteen fifty eight so pass the butter and syrup I'm Mitch Evans advisers pop it again today mainly out to the east into the coast heat indices above one hundred air temperatures to ninety five this afternoon just a straight store but most seventy six tonight I just got Laurie more the weather channel and one of six one F. M..
4-month-old girl abducted from North Carolina daycare
"An all out search for a four month old girl abducted from a daycare center yesterday by our own mother continues in Bladen county police say Lainie sure Renee ask you was taken by one need to ask you the child's non custodial parent who is considered to be dangerous with violent tendencies according to W. W. a Y. the baby was in the custody of the Columbus county department of social services and was placed in a foster home in Bladen
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Of next month's Miami open. And we'll have more sports coming up later this hour with a resident expert WBZ's Sharon Thoresen, stick around to that WBZ. We lead local by Mike Doyle, WBZ news. Charlotte at six I'm Mark garrison for a Wednesday. And we start this evening with handcuffs in mugshots and the ninth district congressional race. It has come to that McRae. Dallas was arrested today. Dallas, of course in aim. You know with all the coverage we've had he was the man who was hired by Republican Mark Harris to come up with votes in bladen county, but Dallas is charged with doing that illegally. He's charged with fraud and four other people who work with Dallas also charge. Today's election. Are today's action. The arrests comes after the state board of the elections ordered a new election. You'll remember that happened last week for district nine and in that hearing last week the board heard from a lot of witnesses who described McRae Dallas as shady and even Mark Harris, his own son. You'll remember testified he tried to warn his father don't hire McRae. Dallas great guy seems to be. Shade character. I thought that they were illegally collecting balanced based on their data and review, but Mark Harris insisted that McRae Dallas was hired to legally encourage people to use absentee ballots Harris at the hearing. However, finally acknowledged there was evidence. The man he hired did cheat. Neither on ready for the leadership.
North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past
"North Carolina State board of elections. Just finished a three of a public hearing that it's trying to get to the bottom of what happened in the states ninth congressional district last year the outcome of that race still hasn't been called state. Election officials accuse a political operative named McRae. Dallas of running an illegal scheme to collect absentee ballots. He was working for the Republican candidate Mark Harris in what was very tight race NPR's miles parks has been at all three days of this hearing, and he joins us now. Hi miles. So understand today's session revealed tensions within Harris's family over the decision to hire. Dallas. What happened? Yeah. We heard some pretty compelling testimony from Harris's son, John Harris, who's actually an assistant US attorney in North Carolina. He testified that he had looked at previous election results from two thousand sixteen and noticed a disturbing pattern of results based on somebody who is hiring this political operative this McRae. Dallas basically he saw public records. That indicated ballots were being returned for this candidate in batches leading him to. Believe that somebody in bladen county where this investigation is centered somebody there was collecting ballots, which is a legal. So then his father in two thousand seventeen comes in and says he's thinking about hiring McRae, Dallas. And he really has an issue with that investigators show an Email where he even forwarded the North Carolina statute that said collecting ballots is a legal North Carolina to his father. What have we learned about this scheme that investigators say Dallas was running? So for the past three days. Former employees of Dallas described how they collected ballots and one employee even said she filled in multiple ballots down ballot races, which is a legal North Carolina. Again, it's illegal even just to collect ballots, North Carolina. They also described how they were instructed different ways to make sure that state and local officials. I didn't get any red flags about the operation, and the consultant who paid Dallas his name's Andy Yates, he said a number of times that he didn't have any warning signs about Dallas. That's even though the state investigated, Dallas and. Thousand sixteen and there were a number of. News reports about that investigation. Harris said that he knew of no illegal activity on behalf of his campaign. So what does today's testimony mean in light of that? Well, he can't really say anymore that he was not warned. Here's how his son John Harris put it I raised red flags at the time. The decision was made to hires Dallas. That's what I did. But he also says he thinks McRae. Dallas lied to his father about what he was doing to get out the votes. Andy Yates, testified that doubts that he was only registering people that he wasn't collecting ballots. John Harris says that he thinks his parents believe McRae Dallas, and he did not. He says also added at the end of his testimony that his father did things in his campaign differently than he would have these hearings were initially scheduled to just last two days. This was three that just wrapped up in. It seems like there's more left to uncover. How long do you think this is gonna last and how long before voters in the ninth district has a member of congress to represent them? So at this point if definitely looks that this could like this could last the the rest of the week if not longer we still haven't heard from Mark Harris, he's set to testify tomorrow morning. And his campaign says he is very ready and eager to do that. If the state board they're going to vote at the end of this hearing, whether or not to hold a new election order certify, Harris, if they decide to hold a new election that process could take months North Carolina ninth district voters in North Carolina's ninth district could be looking at not having representation in the house until late summer early. Fall at the
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"To residents in bladen county warning them of shenanigans who gave that approval I have no idea, but I've got a copy of the letter right here that was sent out to over fifteen hundred people in bladen county asking them if they'd been approached inappropriately for apps ballots by mail. So you obviously were told about these shenanigans. Okay. And we've even sent some worries from Charlotte to kick the tires a little bit ourselves. Stop. I love that line kick the tires. He's a man of the people. He liked me. Couldn't change a tire. If he wanted to he'd have to hire someone blue-collar to go changes tire. Changes oil. Okay. Go on. We had no idea how deep and how wide this fraud wise, and the fact that it won't stop right there. You still don't know how deep or how wide this fraud is do you? Or do you have more information that we don't have because so far all the meetings have been an executive session. Have you been told more than the public because you're right now saying we had no idea how deep and wide this fraud is will the rest of us. Don't know yet. Do you have some information that we don't know because you're now saying hundreds or even thousands of voters voted illegally in this one county, really? Where's your information? This fraud wise, and the fact that it went all the way to the top very top of my opponent's campaign with him. On the personally, directing hiring of a known criminals, you know, the the personal hiring of a known criminal. It is a guy that was hired by hired. By mister hairs, the Democrats had hired him for years earlier when he was a known criminal no objection there from the state Democratic Party. Okay mcrae. Dallas before the election. Oh, yeah. We heard that. This guy was up to no good, and maybe fraudulent stop right there. He heard that. This guy was up to no good. Well, why didn't you tell anybody before the election was held? Why didn't you warn anybody? Go ahead. If it gets to the democratic candidate that this Republican operatives so bad. That's why it's so incredible. That Mark Harris goes and hires the guy, and now after you know, clearly his campaign is stole hundreds. If not thousands of votes. Fuses to apologize. Refuses to take one shred of responsibility and goes and works with his allies to obstruct the bipartisan investigation and now suitably seated it's it's wrong. And it's it's un-american. That's all wait a minute. It's un-american. He ended it by saying, it's un-american. How can you be against.
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"God for blatant in Union County. But today Republican state chairman, Robin. Hayes says Democrats are just trying to reverse the election. The Democrats will do anything they can do to gain this. It is a complicated story. But the main controversy involves a guy hired by Mark Harris named McRae. Dallas Harris told me he hired Dallas. Because the guy had a history of being really good at drumming up votes using absentee ballots in bladen county hired McRae, Dallas because of two things one. He had proven success and number two the elected officials that were vouching for him. But as it turns out there have been questions about McRae, Dallas Dallas's tactics. In bladen county going all the way back to twenty ten and Dallas has worked for both Republicans and Democrats I'm pretty in recent weeks attorneys for democrat, Dan mccready have collected affidavits from a few voters in blatant county voters who claimed Dallas illegally took their ballots throwing some away. And in other cases, filling them out for them. The GOP chairman, Robin. Hayes says there's no proof of wrongdoing perhaps beyond a ballot or two if they had discovered a shred of evidence. Would have made public. In fact, Hayes is now raising the idea of a conspiracy between Dan McCreevy and the former chairman of the state board of elections. Josh, Malcolm, it was Malcolm who led the Wade kie Paris from being certified and Hayes claims that money changed hands between McCreevy and Malcolm plot thickens crumble connections between the democrat campaign, Dan mccready, and Malcolm his family money was paid. None of this was disclosed. We asked Dan McCreevy for comment and got none..
"bladen county" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hired a known criminal then stole people's votes. Try to win here in North Carolina's ninth district investigation centers on McRae. Dallas a local political operative higher. But a Harris campaign Dallas accused of illegally handling vote by mail ballots Harris says he was in frequent contact with Dallas throughout his primary and general election campaigns that raises the question. Of whether Harris new techniques that Dallas was using to get out the vote the absentee ballot numbers in bladen county. The county where Dallas-based were so far and Harris's favor that he would have had to win the vote of every single registered Republican and independent who turned into vote by mail ballot. As well as some Democrats, Harris attorney did not respond to an interview request from NPR, but Harris told member station W F A E that he knew of no illegal activity. You know, I guess you could even say homeless took on a pastor Lee role democray Dallas. I mean, I've found him to be a very enjoyable individual that I chatted with everybody that I talked to seem to respect him and seem to love him. And I had no reason to think otherwise election officials in North Carolina have monitoring Dallas for many years. However, all this has state Republicans and Harris allies in a tough spot. They said that if fraud was taking place Harris was unaware, Tammy FitzGerald, the executive director of the lobbying organization, North Carolina values also said there aren't enough ballots in. Question to affect the outcome. Mark Harris had no idea if there was anything illegal going on. And I say if because it hasn't been proven yet. She describes hairs as a man of integrity who would have reported anything illegal himself North Carolina is expected to determine next month. Whether a new election is needed in the ninth district or whether Harris after years of trying is finally going to Washington,.
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Looks to Harris spoke to reporters this morning in Raleigh after he spent a couple of hours with investigators from the state board of elections. Those investigators are trying to determine if there was cheating in blatant county by a man named McRae. Dallas. He's at the center of all this Mark Harris higher Dallas because he was known as kind of a wizard in bladen county when it comes to getting people out to vote and helping candidates win. Dallas's mission was to knock on doors and get people to vote for Harris using absentee ballots. But there are concerns Dallas broke the law by collecting absentee ballots rather than letting voters may allow him. He's also accused of throwing some ballots in the trash Andy illegally filling out the paperwork on others. There is no question that thanks to Dallas his work. Mark Harris won the absentee vote. In bladen county by a couple of hundred votes. But Harris's adamant that he had no reason to suspect. Dallas was shady last week. Harris told me how he came to hire the guy I hired McRae. Dallas because of two things one he had proven success because he beat me in two thousand sixteen right? And there was no indication or sign if I'd thought he had done something legal twenty sixteen. I would have protested. I mean, why in the world would I have waited to run and put my life through all of this two years later, I would have protested. So he had beaten me was number one. And number two, the elected officials that were vouching for him. But outgoing Republican congressman Robert pittenger of Charlotte who lost in the primary to Mark Harris, basically calls McRae. Dallas a crook bad dog heard about him. He's he's back there flick opportunities political prostitute, whatever you wanna call him, but he'll work with anybody. He just show me. The money and I spent several minutes with him. Maybe five and he told me his pay for play program. And I said, no, thanks. I'm glad that they're going after him and saddened that other people. Took up at the time. And then play this game with him. Shouldn't have been done. He's he's not the type of person we need to have evolved in. Straight for political campaigning. So Robert pittenger on WBZ morning news throwing shade on both McRae. Dallas and Mark Harris. So what happens now who knows Harris says he's in no man's land. That's because the state board of elections is technically out of business. A new board has to be appointed later this month. That's why Harris is asking a judge to step in and declare him the winner if that doesn't happen. There could end up being a new election. So a lot of uncertainty at the moment, but Mark Harris, his attorney both say they'll continue to cooperate with investigators and Harris says voters should not think the election in the ninth district was crooked. Well, we think there should be no reason to doubt the legitimacy of the outcome. Because again, there's an investigation that's been going on now for weeks. Into what may or may not have occurred in the ninth.
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Carolina's supreme court says the state is responsible not counties when schools are so underfunded that some children don't get a basic education required under the constitution. In a decision issued today the court ruled against parents and children in Halifax county. They contended county. Commissioners having fairly distributed tax money hurting, some students there. The supreme court decision says only rally past the power to create and maintain a system of public education. Case was the first to address whether local governments have a duty to provide every child an opportunity to receive a sound basic education, North Carolina's top elections officials issued official issued an urgent plea in two thousand seventeen for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the bladen county man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations in the ninth district house race. It's according to the Associated Press, which says elections board chief Kim struck asked. The new US attorney for the eastern district North Carolina last year to file charges against McRae. Dallas and other bladen county political opera. Tips for absentee ballot fraud. But no action was ever taken by Robert J Higdon junior or the acting federal prosecutor who preceded him. Meantime, governor Mike Cooper, followed through on his plans to veto elections legislation that would require a complete redo in the disputed that fraud is proven the democratic governor announcing earlier this week. He would block the measure because of other Bill language that would make future campaign. Finance investigations, confidential. Republican dominated legislature will be back after Christmas to consider overrides for this veto and another one that Cooper issued today. WBZ news time four oh two. This.
Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
"The state's unresolved congressional right participants the process and the product of the bladen county investigations must inspire confidence that North Carolina will not tolerate any fraud on behalf of any candidate, regardless of political party state. Senator Paul Newton says a bipartisan task force looking into alleged absentee voter fraud would inspire more confidence than the current elections. Board inquiry law. Lawmakers approved a stopgap spending measure today staving off government shutdown for now. Correspondent Lana Zak is in Washington by unanimous consent of the house of representatives passed a two week continuing resolution avoiding a government shutdown, but congress has essentially just hit the snooze button. The federal government will remain funded at its current levels. Just until the end of the day on December twenty first in the following two weeks. Congress will need to make some difficult decisions about funding priorities, including President Trump's request for a border wall or risk another government shutdown just before Christmas. The president is set to meet Tuesday with democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer thirty eight degrees now going down to thirty two in midtown wins. News time four thirty six. The new Dick Cheney movie could be the king of the Golden Globes. Ten ten wins entertainment is neck when it comes to taking care of your family
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"That you just begging for problems. You put eighteen inches of snow down the road. And then get a snow plow on it. They've got great road. Drew's back home. Well, you can dig your tires into snow. Jane digging your tires into into an ice skating rink. WBZ news center. I'm Chad Bauer in the wake of allegations of fraud and the district nine congressional race. The executive director of the North Carolina Republican party says that he would fully support a new election. If the allegations of fraud are true and it impacted the outcome of the race. But Dallas Woodhouse says if the outcome would not have been changed Republican Mark hair should be certified as the winner. His comments come as the investigation into alleged absentee ballot fraud in bladen county, continue former Charlotte city councilman Kenny Smith spoke with WBZ's morning news about the issue Merican serious allegations out there, they have an evidentiary hearing here in the next two weeks. I believe in we'll get to hear Mark terraces side of the story. And I'm going to reserve judgment on that. And so we have everything out in front of us that it has been a wild ride some Republican legislators today. Calling on governor Cooper to establish an independent bipartisan task force to investigate absentee ballot irregularities. A big economic development announcements for Charlotte today. Details from WBZ's job LSP lending trae. I'm glad to announce today. They'll do an expansion of four hundred thirty six jobs here in Charlotte, North Carolina secretary of commerce. Anthony Copeland announcing the Charlotte base lending tree. Then operates an online exchanges, adding the jobs to Charlotte headquarters that already employs five hundred people the new jobs expected to be added within five years lending trees. CEO Douglas went through an exhaustive process and looked at over twenty locations and several different states. And ultimately, we came to the conclusion that we're keeping and growing our presence right here. Joe golsby WBZ news..
"bladen county" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment
"An unresolved congressional race in North Carolina in which one mostly black district report that forty percent of its absentee ballots were never returned other predominantly African American districts had unreturned absentee ballot rates of twenty-seven percent or less, but one had a non-return rate of forty. Only nineteen percent of the voters in bladen county are Republicans, but the Republican candidate won sixty one percent of the absentee votes in that county while losing the absentee vote in every other county in the state. Republican lawmakers in Michigan are making sure that the new democratic governor the new democratic attorney general and the new democratic secretary of state don't have the kinds of powers their Republican predecessors had especially when it comes to campaign finance reform. But the most naked attempt at ignoring the voters election decisions is in Wisconsin. Where Republican lawmakers have voted to strip some of the main duties of new democratic governor, and the new democratic attorney general the will of the voters in Wisconsin. And elsewhere had already been subverted by partisan gerrymandering put in place by Republican held state, legislatures as a result Republicans who got less than half the votes. Democrats got in Wisconsin last month. One two thirds of the seats in the Wisconsin state house and this week they rushed to change the rules for the new democratic governor and other top positions. Among other things. The curbing of powers would prevent the new governor in the new Torney general from keeping their campaign. To stop the state's pull out of ObamaCare. It goes to the heart of what democracy is all about says. Wisconsin's attorney general elect Josh call as Republicans. Hurry to make sure the incoming Democrats couldn't undo their political dirty work. Protestors stood outside the capitol on a December night in Wisconsin to shout. Respect my vote. They were ignored the incoming democratic administration in Wisconsin will now spend at least its first two years fighting the Republican changes in court..
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Joins us on Thursdays. Meanwhile. More drama in the ninth district McCreevy versus Harris. There is a apparently going to be some sort of announcement made at a press conference with senators Dan, Bishop Paul Newman, Tommy Tucker today, something having to do with the bladen county voting irregularities. So we'll await that also call in the US congress for an emergency hearing on fraud allegations coming out of the ninth district coming from Virginia congress man, Jerry Connolly, who's the senior democrat on the house oversight and government reform committee. Well, let me bring up some questions before we get Bill Graham on the radio in the next segment on some questions that aren't being asked. And the biggest question is this are we sure? The potential votes impacted by fraud are enough to overturn a nine hundred and thirty or nine hundred five vote deficit for McCreevy. That's the number one question because during my campaign, they apparently found some voter fraud, which help ROY Cooper. But the analysis was what it wasn't enough to overturn the election of over ten thousand of approximately ten thousand votes at a four point six million. So no one even followed up on the investigation MO much less asks for a new election. But if they ask for a new election for this, even when there might not be enough voters impacted the change the election. Why don't we just go and ask for a new election for everything? Heck, why don't we go back to two thousand sixteen Navid new governors election at the same time? Now wouldn't want to put my family through that? But the thing about it on the bladen county absentee data file right now there are about four hundred thirty entries would duplicate voter ID numbers. And you look at those in details. There are only about two hundred thirteen and one hundred and twenty one with blank return dates on their absentee ballots that actually voted in person early voting. In fact, it's kind of interesting that the to democrat affidavits released by two individuals. I think Emily Shipman and a mismatch Gumri. Their votes actually counted. So they have an affidavit that someone did something votes. But they it shows they actually voted so their votes did count. So what we've got to find out which boats did actually get counted in which votes didn't get counted the right way, and of that number is it enough to overturn the nine hundred and nine hundred and five vote deficit, which is a pretty large deficit based upon the percentage of voters. Another thing. We're seeing a lot of percentages of how much hair Scott versus the democrat McCreevy gotten certain districts. We've got to also understand if we're going to do that with those two counties, we might want to check other counties throughout North Carolina and in this particular race because the Democrats also had a very strong get out the vote campaign running absentee ballot application campaigns in their three most competitive districts for congress in North Carolina. And it's interesting look at some of the variants of absentee voting and the results of those numbers in those districts. So if we're going to just look at one county, should we look at all counties where we also had large democratic ground efforts to deal with absentee voting by mail. What's interesting also in this county is that half. The county is for the district nine race in the other half. The county is in the district seven congressional race. So this is brings unique things because you might want to look at the data in the other half of the counting and see if there are some irregularities toward the democrat running in that county. And I think those numbers have got to be reviewed. It's kind of odd right now because that county is split up into two different congressional counties, by the way. So as Mecklenburg. Boy, running a new election in that county is going to be interesting because then only half the county would be voting. You question will be is. If there is a new election held. Will it only be held in blatant and Robertson counties? Why hold a new election in Mecklenburg county for McCreevy in Harris when there's no. Irregularities being pointed toward we'd have to throw at all those votes in Mecklenburg county and start over again. Or should we just hold a new election in the two counties in question Robinson county and blatant counting in knows area counties? It's actually divided. Man, this is getting complicated. And then also held a primary. That's what I was getting you mentioned that last hour redo, if you're redoing election, do you redo just the general election, or you do the total election because now questions are being raised about the pittenger versus Harris primary, and then if you only do a primary would you only do it in those two counties, or would you do an entire new primary all the way from Charlotte to Fayetteville. It's a huge area. This this district stretches over three hours of driving. It's a hard drive, by the way for these candidates. We're gonna continue this conversation with our legal expert, Bill Graham, coming up in just a moment on the Pat mccrory show, and then a special tribute to Bush forty one at the end of next hour right here on WBZ back to the news center, and Johnstone Gaston county church gathered Wednesday to share their grief other in word. Their pastor had died after being hospitalized with severe injury suffered in house fire early Tuesday. I know that our hearts are or heavy, but they're not weighted down the hearts are broken. But lay are not put asunder by hearts are grieving, but we agree with Clayton. Berge was the pastor Gauchan free. We'll bent his church in. Mt. Holly the cause of the fire right next door to the church has yet to be determined. Burgess funeral would be Saturday at his church, the father of Lumberton teenager who was kidnapped and killed has been denied a visa to attend. Her funeral thirteen hundred Aiguo Lars's father lives in Guatemala. Anita special visa to attend funeral services set for Saturday in Lumberton, some ten thousand people signed a petition urging the visa beat okayed the body of former President George Hw Bush now lies in repose at the Houston church where his family worshipped as long lines of people come by to pay their respects celebration of a life. Well, lived I think that it's.
"bladen county" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"By only nine hundred and five votes. And then today democratic congressman Gerry Connolly Virginia. Member of the house oversight committee tweeted, quote, we must have an emergency house oversight hearing to look into this. Joining me now from a hotel lobby in Lumberton in Robertson county, North Carolina W S S O C TV reporter Joe Bruno who's done some of the best reporting on this story. Joe what is the latest here? Thanks so much. First of all for that compliment. Their the latest really is at subpoenas have been issued to the Mark Harris campaign. The campaign of Jim McVicar who is the sheriff of bladen county and also read dome red dome or heavily with the Mark Harris campaign, and the reason these subpoenas were issued to these story groups is very likely because of their connections to McRae. Dallas now mcree Dallas the individual the consultant working for the Harris campaign who appears to have been at the center of the scheme. Can you explain at least as best the evidence, you gathered like what actually was the scheme here as best as people can tell. So what I've gathered from talking to people who know McCray and worked with McCray. He basically would go around with a group of people and help voters sign up for absentee by mail balance. And he had a list of people that had the absentee ballots already delivered to their homes were likely had their absentee ballots already deliver to their homes. So he knew whose ballot to go around and pick up. So as from what we can tell McCray. Had a team of people whose job it was to go around and pick up finished absentee ballots and in North Carolina. That is a legal that is a legal, and it also looks like I've seen some reporting indicating that there's like four races. He's worked in. And if you go back and you look at the bladen county absentee ballot totals his candidate in all those races Republican primaries this race going back is winning by. Hundreds of votes in that one category. In the two thousand sixteen primary who worked for man by the name of Todd Johnson who ran against incumbent Robert pittenger, end Mark Harris, Todd Johnson got two hundred twenty one of two hundred twenty six absentee by mail throats. Those are insane numbers. And then in the twenty eighteen election, Robert pittenger, only got fourteen or seventeen votes. More care Scott hundreds more than him again. That's an incumbent who is being defeated by huge numbers. That is a huge red flag right there. First of all that Mark Harris goes from four absentee by mail votes in two thousand sixteen to like four hundred twenty eight but it just shows you that the two campaigns. He was working for as ties to these blowout victories. The numbers just stand out completely against what the results are in the ninth district. What strikes me about this is this was not that? Secret in the sense that you a very enterprising local TV reporter has now been able to have to on camera interviews with individuals paid by him to do something facially illegally under North Carolina law. Protect ballots. This doesn't seem like a secret am I wrong? Everybody in bladen county seems to know who McRae Dallas's, and I'll tell you pretty much everyone has an idea of what he's about. Maybe not specifically what he was doing. But he is extremely well known in bladen county political circles now as far as the people who are going out and physically collecting those ballots. I take them at their word when they when they tell me that they did not know what they were doing is a legal one of them told me, you know, they're not involved with politics at all. She really just needed extra cash for Christmas presents and McCray..
"bladen county" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"News time at two thirty four sentencing today for the Twenty-seven-year-old found guilty of murdering party guest after a night of drinking and drugs on the upper east side wearing khakis at a new prison haircut. James Rackover said nothing as he was sentenced to Twenty-eight years to life for the two thousand sixteen murder of Joseph communality, the Twenty-seven-year-old surrogate son to celebrity jeweller, Geoffrey Rackover was convicted on all counts last month of beating and stabbing communality to death at Rackover Sutton place apartment and then burning and burying the body in a shallow grave on the jersey shore communality is father, Pat, choked back tears as he asked for and got the max for his son's killer. Calling rock over a punk who is headed to prison where he belongs. Al jones. Tim ten wins at Manhattan criminal court. Well, you can't smoke cigarettes or anything else for that matter in the subway, but some lawmakers are floating the idea of using recreational marijuana to fix mass transit among them city council speaker Cory Johnson who says being able to. Thai Bo together could be transformative Albany lawmakers would need to sign off on both recreational pot and using the tax revenue to fund the transit improvements. Cuomo has recently softened his stance against legalization and Bill is likely to be introduced in the next legislative session. And election fraud investigation is underway in and county North Carolina where a night congressional district race hangs in the balance and the new election may be called. That's after the elections board declined last week to certify results, favoring Republican, Mark Harris. Correspondent drew Griffin tells us the investigation centers around the veteran political operative name, Leslie McCray. Dallas Alice's ex wife relatives and friends fanned out across bladen county. Registering people to vote requesting absentee ballots for them. Then later signed the ballots themselves as witnesses a handful of people signing more than one hundred dollars. At least one of the women who picked up absentee ballots now says she had no idea that what she was doing was illegal Cheryl kin law said she was paid one hundred dollars by Dallas and did it because she needed the extra money for Christmas. Thirty seven degrees now fair skies, the humidity forty eight percent. The winds are south southwest at.
"bladen county" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"She. Yeah. I drop them off what they do is on them. So parents she dropped them off to this guy McRae. Dallas. And he was the local bladen county soil and water conservation district vice chair, which apparently is an elected position has a criminal record. Maybe he made some mistakes back in the day. And he's reformed or maybe not. Apparently, apparently, this is where she was dropping off the the ballots, and he. He's been paid consulting fees for different Republicans. There is now a suspicion that this has been going on for years in that county. And. They suspect that maybe this happened during the the primary. Apparently johnson. This is the the the candidate received ninety eight percent of absentee by mail in votes. This is in a primary so so they hit sorta figured it out. I mean, this is the campaign finance reports confirmed that the bladen county sheriff paid Dallas's seven thousand dollars was as a get out the vote. This is I think in the sheriff's race. So the guy has been doing this in that neighborhood for Republican candidates for some time. There's going to be arrests here. People are going go to jail, and they're gonna redo that vote. And. If the democrat has any competence whatsoever. He's gonna go around to these people and be like, incidentally, your vote was stolen this time. You're gonna get to do it for reels. It'll be interesting to see what happens, but. A little bit more sexy. I guess maybe for the national media, then the idea of an entire state legislature saying, oh, we lost the election. So now, we're going to disempower the governor and the next state house. Thanks, darlene. Don't just say you just handing them off like that. Got a career or plausible deniability? I again, take quick break. When we come back, the fun half, folks. Oh, just reminder. Your support makes this show possible. You can.
"bladen county" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The absentee ballot count, a North Carolina political science professors studied the results in bladen county where forty two percent of the male and absent t- ballots were from registered Democrats and just nineteen percent were from Republicans. But the Republican got sixty one percent of that absentee mail in vote. And the democrat got just thirty eight percent, Michael bits are is the political science professor who did that analysis. Then he will join us next, and we will have many more details on what happened to those absentee ballots in north. Carolina, and what's going to happen next, including the possibility of a new election in that district. Here's a local news report in North Carolina about why there is now a criminal investigation by the local attorney of possible fraud in the ninth congressional district. Congressional race. So what were you doing for these great big at ballot? Ethan says McCray. Dallas paid her seventy five to one hundred dollars a week to go around and pick up finished absentee ballots. Dallas is the bladen county soil and water conservation district supervisor who appears to be at the center of the state investigation. He was named twice in sworn affidavits as a worker for the Mark Harris campaign says she never discarded ballots were Saul who people were voting for. But after picking them up, she didn't mail them. She gave them to McCray. Dallas at all the people who voted did their votes count. It is. I like I said, I don't know. None live, and I dropped them up. During our discussion. Now, Michael bits are a political scientist and historian who writes old north state, politics dot com. Michael you analyze these ballots and found that the outcome. Democrat Republican doesn't make any sense at all. It really doesn't as you indicated earlier in blatant county among absentee by mail votes. Blaine county was the only county out of eight counties in the ninth congressional district. That went for the.
"bladen county" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Tonight's victory that we're here to celebrate is a result of your hard work and giving. I have to say look at that map tonight. Thank God for bladen in Union County. Thank God for blading in Union County, bladen county, keep that name in mind, as we go through the next couple of minutes here that man you just heard from Mark Harris Republican we had to clear to me at NBC news the decision desk, the winner in the race for North Carolina's ninth congressional district or Republican that would be a Republican whole Democrats had been targeting the seat. But guess what? There was a major development in the ninth district of North Carolina today, I wanna take you through exactly what is happening there. If I can find the night. I can't find it on the screen. My eiser are missing it here. Let's see if we can let's see if we can dig it up here. Hang on a minute. Let's. Where is the ninth district on my screen? I got I'm trying to find bear with me, folks. Because I. There. It is the ninth district in North Carolina. This is humiliating the ninth district in North Carolina. It's right there. What happened in the ninth district of North Carolina? Mark Harris, we have him declared the official winner here by nine hundred five votes. So that race was before the state board of elections today and North Carolina that was going to certify the election incen- Harris to congress the state board of elections decided not to certify today. Instead, they're going to have an evidentiary hearing sometime in the next few weeks the issue here in this district has to do with absentee ballots in a rural part the rural part of the district here the east this is blatant county. Mark Harris, you see he won bladen county by over fifteen hundred votes on election day key that margin, again nine hundred votes district wide big win there in blatant county will guess what happens when you start to take a look at the breakdown of vote here. This is the overall total in each county the district, but then you look at the absentee ballots the mail in absentee ballots in this district. And you see something interesting about. Leyton county. You see something you don't see in any other county in this district. He c Harris cleaned up on the absentee ballots and blatant county. Look everywhere else in the district. He was losing. And he was losing big when it came to absentee ballots in now there are affadavits that have emerged from voters voters who said they had absentee ballots in this district. Somebody came to their house to collect it somebody came in one case, according to the affidavit and said I will fill the rest of your ballot out for you took the ballot. So there are allegations here potentially of irregularities having to do with the absentee ballots. There were more absolutely belly greater share of the electorate in bladen county received absentee ballots than any other county in North Carolina. So the state board of elections again, which today had the option of certifying this election and ending it it declined to certify the election. Instead it's going to hear evidence about these issues with absentee ballots in this organization. This entity this. State board of elections. It has some real power here. It could if it wanted to if it decided to if it decided there was evidence to do this. It could throw out the election. It could call for a new election. It could invalidate Harris's victory. What we had been calling Harris his victory. That's a real consequence there, of course, if declined to do that congress is ultimately, the judge of its own elections, the Democratic Congress could ultimately decide who to seat here. So there's a couple of balls in the air now unexpectedly in this district again Democrats with that net gain of thirty nine seats right now, they could still get one in California this one maybe none off the board entirely for them coming up. The is for Alaska's biggest city may just be beginning. An update on the earthquake damage when the eleventh hour continues..
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Bo Thompson. Latest on the battle for the ninth district. And yes, we're still talking about this on the final day of November McCreadie versus Harris both of them. Just like the rest of us thought this was over and done Marquez in DC gone through orientation Ardy took his picture with the freshman class, the new freshman class coming in as supposed to be sworn in in Washington on the third of January. But then we got the news earlier this week that not so fast, the North Carolina board of elections being asked to investigate allegations regarding the possible illegal handling of absentee ballots in bladen county. Of course, we had the initial statement upon hearing this for Mark Harris on social media a few nights ago where he said we were surprised by the developments at the state board of elections. But our legal team is fully engaged. We trust the process we sent a letter to the S B O E asking for clarity. We continue to prepare in DC to serve. The constituents of the ninth district Robin Hayes chair of the NC GOP released. This statement in the North Carolina State board of elections and ethics enforcement has a legal and moral duty to certify congressman elect Marquez winning bid for congress on Friday. If not immediate court action will follow their simply there are simply not enough absentee ballots in question to change. The result says Robin Hayes he says Mark Harris was elected to congress Marquez going to congress. Democrats. Don't get a do over based on unverified. Rumors that are not even put in an official election. Protest has required by law. We encourage all allegations of voter fraud to be investigated and prosecuted and perpetrators should go to prison. However, Democrats are throwing everything including the kitchen sink at the wall to try and steal an election. This madness must end Friday. Now, the state that's the latest statement from Robin Hayes, the state board of elections. Scheduled to meet today. So today's a big day as whether this thing goes on any further, and we'll wait to hear and bring you the latest on WBZ Now, Dan mccready has broken his silence on all of this. He has released a statement. And it goes like this as you know, the North Carolina State board of elections voted unanimously this week to delay the certification of our election results in NC's ninth district due to allegations of fraud and irregularities. I support the bipartisan board's decision and its efforts to ensure our elections are fair. And every voice is heard. Today's news reports of these serious allegations in bladen county are trebling we cannot allow anyone to tamper with our elections or sabotage our electoral process, I stand with voters all across the ninth district in wanting to make sure any wrongdoing is investigated and prosecuted, regardless of the outcome of the election. This is the statement from Dan mccready, we must do everything we can to protect the integrity of our ballots and the sanctity of our elections. Democracy depends on it. I am confident the state board of elections will take the right course, of action by holding a full public editor -ciary hearing before certifying the election. That's the statement from Dan mccready. So you have a scheduled meeting today of the the board of elections in North Carolina. Now bladen county, which is the county in question here had the highest percentage of absentee ballot requests in the state. In that particular district seven point five percent of registered voters requested absentee ballots and the norm for most counting is is about is under three percent. Now, you may wonder what is Robert pittenger think of all this? Well, spectrum news called up with them. Kevin fry talking to congressman pittenger who is still the congressman for a bit longer. Have you ever heard of voter irregularities in the district is this something that's news to you? The it's been out there. We were fully aware of it. There's some people out particularly bladen county, and I didn't have anything to do with them. Let me just leave it at that. How do you think? This thing's gonna play out. I don't have a clue I have my feelings about what's right or wrong. But let's leave that to those who are digging into it Republican Mark Harris defeated Dan mccready by nine hundred five votes earlier this month. He carried bladen county by one thousand five hundred fifty seven votes. Six fifty six now on NewsTalk eleven ten ninety.
"bladen county" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"A Thursday morning. Head of the North Carolina. Republican party is calling on governor Cooper to take action against the chairman of the state mortar elections, alleging some of Andy Penn res tweets show bias and in one of them. He suggests President Trump should get a quote diaper change. I know it's interesting state law. Requires anyone on the state elections board to not to not make any quote written or oral statements intended for general distribution or dissemination end of quote to the public that supports or opposes a candidate or nominee for office or a referendum or ballot proposal and the Wake County Republican chairman filed a strong complaint against Andrew Henry who was appointed. By ROY Cooper, governor ROY Cooper, a very strong democrat who's given hundreds of thousands of dollars to democratic. Candidates through the years, including ROY Cooper. But this guy is making a lot of public comments on his Facebook, and other type of electronic communications when this is very rare because the board is supposed to seen as a non biased judge if there are election disputes in this guy right now is maybe the judge in the McCreevy Harris controversy that's going on based upon potential irregularities in bladen county regarding absentee ballots, by the way at the exact same hearing. There is a complaint against my campaign. Eight over two year old complaint by the state Democratic Party. That was suddenly brought out of the closet. During the past week in a letter to me say in my campaign did not properly or improperly coordinated with the Republican governors association and the Republican party. This was a complaint made by two unknown. Individuals to me. Back in October of two thousand sixteen and all of a sudden, the chairman of this post who's made these very strong bias complaints. Brought this complaint out of the darkness which also breaks campaign rules because he waited for well over a year to have it heard. And I have no idea what he's talking about. That's been delayed for another meeting. But boy, the big issue is going to be the wreak potential, maybe new election for Harris. And and McCreadie when we thought it was all over because of bladen county. What's interesting bow right now is to the elections board voted nine nothing on this to to go to delay, the not certified not certify the election. So we we're kind of in the dark, but quarterly. One member of the board of elections who asked for the delay. Who was according to the Charlotte observer a mccrory appointee. Again, the Charlotte observer didn't tell you all the information McCurry appointee. But it's a democrat that I had had to select one of three Democrats selected by the Democratic Party. So it was my appointee. I was given three names by the state Democratic Party. He was the one I selected he's the one making the complaint, but in a bipartisan effort all of them went back into executive session to review blatant county. Now, this is not new in bladen county because Bo you have an article from two thousand sixteen what month December he had assembled twenty eighth two thousand from the news and observer, Colin Campbell rights, and the the headline is MacQuarie wanted SBI probe of voter fraud claims but agency isn't investigating. So right at the end of two thousand sixteen I made a complaint about bladen county. And I think it was about absentee votes. In fact, if my memory is correct, and it's been wrong few times. I think they found several hundred ballots which looked like Ford signatures in bladen county. And I we got a complaint from a major political figure in bladen county. I remember them calling me up and go something's fishy. Governor in bladen county. You got screwed in bladen county. There are some democratic operatives doing absentee ballots and filling out absentee ballots for ROY Cooper and other democratic candidates. And that's when I called for an investigation never heard any follow up from that investigation from President Obama's. US office. But. It looks like blatant counties. Now coming back to haunt the Democrats, possibly, maybe it's the Republicans who are doing bad things in Blaine county. I have no idea because the elections board is keeping everyone in a dark, including Mr. Harris, congressman elect Harris whose MDC going through orientational. He's already in the picture of the new freshman class an-, Mr. mccready, who's probably moved on. But still licking the wounds from a very difficult race, which all candidates have to go through especially if they lose. And now all of a sudden he's going. Wow, I might be back in there. So that was what I was hoping for by the way in submitting complaints to the FBI and to the feds about potential voter irregularities that occurred in Durham that occurred in Greensboro that occurred in several areas that occurred with college students, regardless of what the she newspaper says there are still concerns about college student voting when some of them are. Definitely having residents out of state. I talked to a sheriff of another county recently about this, and he totally agrees. So this is going to be a huge issue an impact Mecklenburg county right here. So if they did come to the point where they would have another election, when do you think that would be how long would I has to wait a certain number of days? I don't have the statue in front of me. But it literally be probably a couple of months before they'd have to call another election. And you imagine a legal expert in here to talk about that, you imagine your mindset there. I mean, you've got to what reassemble a team quickly and start advertising. I mean, you got to raise money again, you know, and Harris has already lost two elections by less than one hundred votes. I believe and now all of a sudden this just pops up out of the blue. My question is wait a minute. Where's this information been bladen county borough? Remember just about three weeks ago when we had a program on possible illegal voting and voter fraud in North Carolina and a newspaper and others, and especially Democratic Party of been saying for years, it can never happen in North Carolina. We have safeguards it will never happen. And we talked about absentee voting were. There are several blind spots and absentee voting where people can betrayed the trust of this system that we have I specifically told you of a way candidates can cheat. Their campaigns can cheat in. Get illegal votes that there were gaps in this trust that we have an assistant with loopholes at this point in time. I've known of these gaps, and maybe in bladen county people were taken advantage of these gaps, especially with absentee voting. In fact, the guests that we had from the elections board stated that there are major gaps in absentee voting rules standards. And I know for fact, for example, that the Democratic Party in this most recent election and some sheriffs elections. Got Chick-fil-A, sandwiches and absentee votes and went out to college campuses and major all the students got him. And then the question is who actually signed those absentee ballots, and for those college students actually residents of North Carolina. Speaking of Chick-fil-A, we have one university now in the nation that refuses to have Chick-fil-A power Roddick because the Democratic Party used Chick-fil-A sandwiches.