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GREENSBORO — United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin announced (Thursday) that Assistant U.S. Attorney JoAnna McFadden has been appointed to serve as the district election officer for the Middle District of North  Carolina, and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice  Department Headquarters in Washington.  

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WASHINGTON — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to perpetrating three schemes between March and July 2020 connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, through which he defrauded consumers and the federal government’s relief programs. 

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RALEIGH — Former U.S. House candidate Mark Harris has been cleared in a ballot-harvesting case that led to a special election in the 9th Congressional District.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper recently made it easier for people to apply for Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak. State Auditor Beth Wood worries the new rules will weaken an already-lax oversight system and encourage fraud.

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RALEIGH — As the 2020 elections approach, state lawmakers are working to protect absentee voters from fraud.

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RALEIGH — The top official at the State Board of Elections wants tougher punishment for election crimes, suggesting special prosecutors should be appointed if district attorneys or federal authorities refuse to investigate wrongdoing.

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RALEIGH — The Rev. Mark Harris has thrown in the towel on his hopes of going to Congress. He called for a new election in the 9th U.S. Congressional District as evidence mounted of election fraud in Bladen County during the 2018 election.

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ALBEMARLE — Joshua Jesus Flores, a candidate for District 66 of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was scheduled to appear in Stanly County Superior Court on multiple charges on Monday, Jan. 28.

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