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The vote collectors : the true story of the scamsters, politicians, and preachers behind the nation's greatest electoral fraud

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.
Author
Graff, Michael (Journalist)
Publication
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]

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Additional Authors
Ochsner, Nick
Description
284 pages; 25 cm.
Series Statement
A Ferris and Ferris book
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Note
  • "A Ferris and Ferris book."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: Morning in Mother County, December 2018 -- PART I. THANK GOD FOR BLADEN -- 1. The Missing Piece: April 6, 2017 -- 2. The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man: October 1995 -- 3. A Girl, Born into the Jim Crow South: April 1936 -- 4. The Black Sheriff: 2010 -- 5. The Backlash: 2014 -- 6. The Storm: October 2016 -- 7. The Hearing That Went Haywire: December 3, 2016 -- 8. The Vampire Beast: April 7, 2017 -- 9. The Boss Man: February 1, 2018 -- 10. Like the Rapture: August 2018 -- 11. Election Night: November 6, 2018 -- PART II. AND SO DO WE -- 12. Broken Men: April 10, 1865 -- 13. The Spaulding Dynasty: March 1868 -- 14. The Black Congressman from Bladen: 1870-1896 -- 15. Sacred Texts: July 1898 -- 16. The Editorial That Shook the Old North State: August 1898 -- 17. The Rigged Election and the Massacre: November 10, 1898 -- 18. The Last Black Congressman: March 4, 1901 -- 19. The Carnival Worker: September 13, 1953 -- 20. The Firebombing at Fowler Simmons: April 27, 1971 -- 21. The Gospel Song at the KKK Rally: December 18, 1994 -- 22. Say His Name: Lennon Lacy: August 29, 2014 -- PART III. THE GARDEN -- 23. The Thanksgiving Surprise: November 7, 2018 -- 24. The Bad Draw: November 30, 2018 -- 25. The White Lady: December 2018 -- 26. The NAACP at First Baptist Church: December 18, 2018 -- 27. Time Check: 6:30 P.M. on a February Night -- 28. The Hearing's Opening Lies: February 18, 2019 -- 29. The Son's Sword: February 20, 2019 -- 30. The Pastor's Call for a New Election: February 21, 2019 -- 31. A Glass of Tea: February 27, 2019 -- 32. The Chilling Chant: July 17, 2019 -- 33. The Garden of Good and Evil: August 2019 -- 34. Peach Ice Cream: September 9, 2019 -- 35. The Last Lie: September 10, 2019 -- Epilogue. Letter from North Carolina, Early 2021 -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Sources -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
Call Number
Sc E 22-645
ISBN
  • 9781469665566
  • 1469665565
LCCN
2021021866
OCLC
1244882796
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.
Publisher
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
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.
Chronological Term
1800-2018
Added Author
Ochsner, Nick, author.
Other Form:
ebook version : 9781469665580
Research Call Number
Sc E 22-645
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