It’s becoming more and more clear that DC operatives tied to Labor, leftist interest groups, and the national Democrat Party were neck-deep in at least TWO congressional elections in North Carolina — using shell companies and PO boxes to do the SAME THING Bladen’s McRae Dowless is accused of doing.
Unfortunately, the NCGOP establishment, led by Robin Hayes and Dallas Woodhouse, is: caving in, admitting wrongdoing and agreeing to liberal calls for a new election in the Ninth Congressional District. And they’re doing this before the first investigative hearing into irregularities in the Ninth has even started.
Agreeing to a new election so soon gives cause to abandon any and all investigations of alleged nefarious activities in the eastern end of the Ninth District. THAT would be a shame. For those areas have been screaming for an investigation and a good clean-up for DECADES.
We told you about the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee messing around with absentee ballots in Robeson County. We also told you about cold hard cash being funneled from the state Democrat Party, to the Robeson County Democrat Party, to the campaign of the Democrat candidate for Robeson County DA, and into a fake get-out-the-vote PAC.
We also told you about The Voter Participating Project — a sketchy DC-based outfit with ties to the national Democrats, organized Labor, and various liberal interest groups — also infiltrating Robeson County to mess around with absentee ballots. (Since then, we’ve learned the VPC was also active in the Ted Budd-Kathy Manning race in the 13th district. Of course, they operated there under the name Center for Voter Information. Same shadiness and dirty tricks. Different name and different PO Box,) There’s also some indication that these groups are tied to the George Soros political organization.
Sources in Robeson County tell me investigators are also looking into another shady outside group called “The Election Project” — which reportedly was also deeply involved with the collection and dissemination of absentee ballots.
Robeson County Republicans have been victimized and cheated by the county’s Democrat machine for decades. The local GOP had some surprising success in 2016, with Pat McCrory, Dan Forest, and Donald Trump carrying the county. They’ve elected a GOP county commissioner, state senator, and state House member.
But, in 2018, things went back to business as usual. A GOP candidate for district court judge won his race on election day, but had victory snatched from him ten days later. Local Republicans fear they may be in the midst of having a congressional victory snatched from them too.
Instead of sticking it to the Democrat cheating machine in the region, the state GOP is basically admitting wrong-doing and throwing Mark Harris and his campaign consultant under the bus.
Just check out NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse on, of all places, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: For more, I’m joined by Dallas Woodhouse, another person, completely different person, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party.
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Director, let me ask you about this. Do you think a tainted election should count?
DALLAS WOODHOUSE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY: Chris, we think that this is deplorable, and it shows a systematic…
MATTHEWS: Should it count, a tainted election count? Should a tainted election count?
But we clearly have a problem here. And we may very well be headed for a new election. We need to treat Mr. McCready right. We need to treat the voters right.
We also have the problem that 286,000 people cast legal ballots. They’re not in question here.
WOODHOUSE: And so, unfortunately, as good a job as the press has done about this — and I wrote a column thanking them for their sunlight and their disinfectant — we do have to let the nonpartisan investigators tell what we know before we move to that special election, although it seems like we may very well be heading that direction.
MATTHEWS: What do you make of a guy, a candidate who pays a political operative a bounty to deliver the most absentee ballots?
Because Harris did that, by the reporting. He paid this guy, Dowless, to win among the…
WOODHOUSE: Yes, that’s — I think his name is pronounced a little differently.
MATTHEWS: Yes, to win among the absentee — well, OK, pronounced…
WOODHOUSE: Yes, because he sure as hell ain’t me. I can tell you that.
MATTHEWS: But I don’t want to confuse him with you, sir.
But I do think — I’m asking you, is it right or wrong to pay a guy, not to help me win an election, but I will only give you the bounty if I win on the most absentee ballots?
Because I think that’s at the heart of this corruption, the belief that you can deliver victory among the absentee ballots if you — in that county especially, in Bladen County, if you control the way that they were harvested.
They went around and collected them.
MATTHEWS: So, this guy who got paid to do it knew what he was doing. And the guy paying him, I presume, knew what he was doing. He wanted to win among the absentee ballots in that county, so he paid him, what, 40,000 bucks if he won, so — among the absentee ballots. And he did.
WOODHOUSE: I think that’s a fair question. I really do.
And I think we’re going to have to get to the bottom of that. There are legitimate absentee ballot drives. But this is looking more and more like not one of those.
And I know Mr. Harris personally. It is hard for me to conceive that he personally would be part of what looks like a corrupt operation. I would think it would be other people associated with him.
But those are questions that are fair to be asked. And you’re right, sir — you’re right, sir, to ask them.
MATTHEWS: Let’s talk about cheating in an election.
I mean, you and I probably agree completely, because we were — been involved — I have in my life either been involved in politics or covering it. I love democracy. And I love the fact that you fight it out to get people to vote for you. It’s the way it works. I love it.
The idea of cheating just — it’s like taking drugs in baseball. It’s — I can’t accept it. I will not accept it.
WOODHOUSE: I agree with that.
MATTHEWS: And I don’t think a guy deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, for example, if they cheat, so they — or they gamble on any team.
And so I take — I take those positions. Don’t you? Isn’t it important that we say to people, if you cheat, you don’t win?
WOODHOUSE: And, sir, I agree.
MATTHEWS: If you cheat, you don’t win? Isn’t that a good standard?
WOODHOUSE: Absolutely. And I agree with everything you said.
And I just want to say, when you were fighting out for Senator Frank Moss or Ed Muskie, you did it because you believed in their political positions and their — and that their policy positions would — would result in them — in betterment for the society.
That’s what good Republican activists do. That’s what good Democrat activists do.
MATTHEWS: I agree.
So, Dallas is alarmed by the involvement of consultants in political campaigns. Shall we go back to the state GOP campaign finance filings to count the number of paid political mercenaries — er, campaign consultants getting their “cut” of the NCGOP financial pie?
[…] And, look, we have a — we have a long way to go. We have the question of certification. We have the question of the long-term systematic failure that, through three governor’s administrations, two Democrats, one Republican, dozens of boards of elections, criminal prosecutors who have not been able to get a hold of this — we have to find out why.
And we have to change this, so it never happens again. And we have to hold the people that have done this criminally responsible.
WOODHOUSE: And they need to go to prison for long terms.
The only way, Chris — and I’m glad you’re focusing on this — the only hope North Carolina has is that the disinfectant provided by the media does not go away when we answer the question of what happens in the night.
MATTHEWS: I’m with you. I’m with you.
WOODHOUSE: We need it for many years to come, because we have a cultural corruption problem down in that area of the state.[…]
*Nice,* And there is not a trace of corruption in the vicinity of YOUR office, or Jones Street, genius?
[…]MATTHEWS: We have had this problem in the city I grew up in, too, some of it, over the years.
And I agree with you, sir.
Dallas Woodhouse, thank you. You agree with me, I think, in the large part. Thank you.
MATTHEWS: Up next…
WOODHOUSE: It is — this is the worst thing I have ever seen.
The worst HE has ever seen? Apparently, Dallas Woodhouse has never partaken in an election east of I-95, or in an economically-depressed or minority community. This type of thing — and WORSE — has been going on for decades. It also happens in black churches and in the black neighborhoods of Charlotte and Raleigh, too.
People have begged the NCGOPe for help in dealing with it. But here we are.
An honest probe of what happened in the Ninth on election day would likely find that most of the mischief benefited Dan MCCready and the Democrats. (The first step in an HONEST probe is keeping Josh Malcolm the hell away from ANY board of elections business dealing with Robeson County.)
Calling for a new election, as Dallas and his grandpa Robin are doing now, lets the mischief-makers off the hook and gives new life to even more years of sketchy elections in southeastern North Carolina. There will be no reason to have an election, and Democrats will have all the license in the world to crow about how we’re redoing this vote thanks to “Republican malfeasance.”
There could be ulterior selfish motives here. Other consultants seeking to smear Mark Harris’s consultant, Red Dome, and ruin their chances of future business. The country-clubbers that control the state party — and Harris’s home county of Mecklenburg — were clearly not happy that Robert Pittenger lost the primary. Caving in so quickly would be a great way of sticking it to a nominee — Harris — they weren’t all that crazy about in the first place.