Dowless was indicted on Tuesday on new felony charges including perjury and obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.
McCrae Dowless worked on behalf of Republican candidate Mark Harris.
Mark Harris' son said he told his dad McCrae Dowless was collecting absentee ballots in 2016. His dad hired Dowless anyway.
Andy Yates said he didn't ask for documentation about the work of the operative under scrutiny during a congressional campaign.
Evidence Shows North Carolina Operative Suspected Of Absentee Ballot Fraud Had Similar Scheme In 2016
Two of McCrae Dowless' employees told state investigators he paid them in 2016 to collect absentee ballots and coached them to lie about it.