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Author Graff, Michael (Journalist), author.

Title The vote collectors : the true story of the scamsters, politicians, and preachers behind the nation's greatest electoral fraud / Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  324.6609 GRAFF    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  324.66 GRAFF    Check Shelf
Description 284 pages ; 25 cm
Note "A Ferris and Ferris book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In November 2018, Baptist preacher Mark Harris beat the odds, narrowly fending off a blue wave in the sprawling Ninth District of North Carolina. But word soon got around that something fishy was going on in rural Bladen County. At the center of the mess was a local political operative named McCrae Dowless. Dowless had learned the ins and outs of the absentee ballot system from Democrats before switching over to the Republican Party. Bladen County's vote-collecting cottage industry made national headlines, led to multiple election fraud indictments, toppled North Carolina GOP leadership, and left hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians without congressional representation for nearly a year. In The Vote Collectors, Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner tell the story of the political shenanigans in Bladen County, exposing the shocking vulnerability of local elections and explaining why our present systems are powerless to monitor and prevent fraud. In their hands, this tale of rural corruption becomes a fascinating narrative of the long clash of racism and electioneering-and a larger story about the challenges to democracy in the rural South. At a time rife with accusations of election fraud, The Vote Collectors shows the reality of election stealing in one southern county, where democracy was undermined the old-fashioned way: one absentee ballot at a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Harris, Mark, 1966 April 24-
United States. Congress. House -- Elections, 2018.
Republican Party (N.C.)
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- North Carolina -- Bladen County.
Elections -- North Carolina -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
North Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
Republican Party (N.C.) (OCoLC)fst00755861
United States. Congress. House. (OCoLC)fst00536930
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
Elections. (OCoLC)fst00904324
Elections -- Corrupt practices. (OCoLC)fst00904333
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
North Carolina. (OCoLC)fst01204304
North Carolina -- Bladen County. (OCoLC)fst01207985
Chronological Term 1800-2018
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ochsner, Nick, author.
Other Form: ebook version : 9781469665580
ISBN 9781469665566 hardcover
1469665565 hardcover
9781469665573 electronic book
9781469665580 electronic book
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