Yesterday the Republican operative at the center of North Carolina’s election fraud scandal was arrested on seven felony charges. Today we learn more arrests may be coming.
The Washington Post reports:
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman’s decision to seek indictments almost immediately after the close of those hearings sent a “clear signal,” she said, “that we take seriously the public’s confidence in the electoral process and that we intend to pursue this case vigorously and see that justice is done.”
More charges are likely, Freeman said. She said her office’s “very large-scope” investigation will examine “who was aware of and helped finance these fraudulent absentee ballot activities” — a sign of potential legal peril for Mark Harris, who hired Dowless.
Harris has claimed no knowledge of Dowless’s methods and said there were no red flags before he hired him in 2017. However, he was contradicted during last week’s hearings by his son John, an assistant U.S. attorney who testified that he warned his father.
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