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As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

"We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections' investigation centers on absentee ballots in Bladen County. Source: Miles Parks

Inside his barber shop in Bladenboro, N.C., Rodney Baxley is giving Bobby Simmons a haircut.

The two men are talking about what everyone in this part of the state has been talking about for the better part of the past month: McCrae Dowless, and the operation he was running to get out the vote for Republican Mark Harris in the congressional race in North Carolina's 9th District.

"I don't think [Dowless] cares about who wins,

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