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Bladen County elections investigation update

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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- An update on the investigation into allegations of vote buying in Bladen County. County Board of Elections Chair Ray Britt says state investigators have found no evidence to support those allegations. The candidates and campaign workers who were implicated, including McCrae Dowless and Levi Roberts, have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

State elections investigators are still looking into other allegations, including potential problems with absentee ballots. They have forwarded some of their findings on to criminal investigators at the state level for further review.

SBOE Investigator Marshall Tutor says he is confident some issues have been resolved, and Bladen County residents will have a better election system when it comes time to vote in November.

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Bladen County Election

How can one investigator say people "have been cleared" of charges. Emphatically, done deal, over, etc. Then another investigator says, "confident some issues have been resolved"!!!! Confidence has nothing to do with it; they "have been cleared".

Now, how about the other issues; one in particular. Can a cndidate for an office have someone working in his same office as his campaign manager? When does this campaign manager go by the post office to pick up donations that come in the mail? Could this individual be on the time clock while this individual's salary is being paid by the citizens of Bladen County.

Does one really believe that the rest of the alledged violations will be settled by November 2? And if violations are discovered, do they set aside the election results? Sure am glad these investigtions are being done by the SBOE and not the SBI lab!!! WOW. How bad could that be.

Jon David harasses opponent campaign workers

Is that illegal and can it be reported or investigated by the State Board of Elections???? He throws his weight around in his assistant district attorney job to intimidate with bogus criminal charges.