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Bladen County elections investigation update
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 2:29pm.

Investigators say no evidence of vote buying, but find some evidence to substantiate other claims.

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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper reporter's contribution raises ethical question
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 5:00pm.

video A Whiteville News Reporter story accused District Attorney candidate Jon David of trying to hire a man to round up votes, which David denies. We found that the reporter who wrote the story contributed to the campaign of David's opponent Butch Pope.

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ONLY ON 3: "Get Out the Vote" workers with criminal backgrounds
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 7:36am.

video You may think that when you see people at the polling places on election day, trying to convince you to vote for a particular candidate, that those people are volunteers, giving their time to help their favorite candidate win elected office. But in many cases in our viewing area, those poll workers aren't volunteering at all. They're being paid to influence your vote.

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Bladen County campaigning tactics questioned
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:56am.

video You've probably seen sample ballots before being handed out by poll workers on election day, already filled out for the candidates they endorse. What you may not have known is that in some places, spots on those sample ballots are for sale to the highest bidder.

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