“Now two women intimately involved with McCrae Dowless’s absentee ballot machine have revealed to BuzzFeed News its grim and chaotic workings, in which Dowless tracked votes on yellow paper and paid his workers, including family members, from stacks of cash, and that some were on opioids while they worked.” Buzzfeed: Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills — And Ballots.

+ WaPo: Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina. (And it wasn’t all partisan. It started as a GOP on GOP crime.)