The Improvement Association

By Serial Productions & The New York Times

What's The Improvement Association about?

For at least a decade, allegations of cheating have swirled around elections in rural Bladen County, N.C. Some people in town point fingers at a Black advocacy group, the Bladen County Improvement Association, accusing it of bullying voters, tampering with ballots and stealing votes outright. These accusations have never been substantiated, but they persist.

Reporter Zoe Chace went to Bladen County to investigate what’s really going on. From the makers of Serial and This American Life, a five-part series about allegations of election fraud — and the powerful forces that fuel them.

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Chapter Five: ‘Democrat, Re...

04.27.2021

The Improvement Association PAC’s power in the county is threatened when an unlikely candidate enters the race for county commissioner. Plenty of people outside the PAC now have their own ideas about how to build Black political power here. Zoe ...

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