Dead People Trying to Vote in the 9th?
September 13th, 2011
Colin over at The Brooklyn Politics, has a copy of a court order impounding all absentee and provisional ballots in the race for the 9th Congressional District. The order was requested by Republican Congressional candidate Bob Turner.
Grant Lally, the attorney who filed the petition for Turner, told me that he submitted to the courts 5 ballots that were sent to dead people
“We have direct evidence that 5 ballots were mailed out to people who are dead. One person who never applied for an absentee ballot received a ballot. It means the Board of Elections is sending out absentee ballots based on false information or on incompetence.”
“We have impounded all paper ballots– mail in ballots–those will come before the court and be subject to the court’s supervision. The court will decide whether these are living valid people who have cast valid votes.”
I asked Lally if he thinks these votes will be a deciding factor in the election (I know, he does not have a crystal ball.)
“I think we will know that answer in about four hours time,” he told me.
David Weprin’s campaign has accused the Turner campaign of sending out a text requesting supporters to flood the phones at Weprin headquarters with calls–something Turner’s people deny.
Not sure how many non-regular ballots are out in the race but I plan to find out.By David King on September 13, 2011, 4:33 pm
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