As WRAL reports, McCrae Dowless was charged with several felonies this week related to his alleged involvement in the Bladen County absentee ballot saga that has made North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District race a subject of national interest. Dowless was arrested on Wednesday and charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, and illegal possession of an absentee ballot. Four other people also were charged for their alleged involvement in the scheme. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said that the investigation is ongoing and that additional charges may be forthcoming. Last week, the State Board of Elections decided that a new election would be held for the congressional seat, and a date for that contest is expected to be announced on Monday. Keep reading for more news.