Bladen County state senator refuses to answer questions about election fraud investigation

Bladen County state senator refuses to answer questions about election fraud investigation
Senator Bill Rabon, right, attended a ribbon-cutting for Smithfield Foods' new $100 million, 500,000-square foot facility on Friday. (Source: WECT) (Donovan, Chelsea)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - On Friday morning, Senator Bill Rabon attended a ribbon cutting for Smithfield Foods' new $100 million, 500,000-square foot facility.

WECT was covering the event and wanted to ask Rabon about the election fraud investigation happening in part of the district he represents.

Rabon, a Republican, represents District 8 in the General Assembly which includes all of Bladen, New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.

WECT’s Chelsea Donovan asked Rabon beforehand if he would answer questions about allegations of fraud in his district, and he said, “No.”

During the interview, WECT felt it was important to give Rabon another opportunity to address his constituents. When asked, Rabon became upset and walked off camera. See the interaction here:

Rabon was recently re-elected in November and is serving his fourth term in the state Senate. In campaign finance reports from 2018, there is no record of Rabon paying Red Dome or McCrae Dowless, the parties at the center of the election fraud investigation in District 9.

However, 2014 campaign records show Rabon paid Politico Management Services, LLC $6,500 for campaign services. That LLC was co-founded by Dowless and former Bladen County Board of Elections member Jens Lutz.

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