Vote fraud in New York

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==Washington County, 2009==

District Attorney Kevin C. Kortright filed a motion in October 2009 for the court to assign a special prosecutor to investigate "voting irregularities" in Granville, New York, during the September 15, 2009 Republican primary elections. Kortright said he was made aware of allegations by election officials that Ronald Diagle, Jr., a paid campaign worker for Winn, "came to the registration table and helped an older ‘confused' woman to register to vote, ‘took her into the polling machine and entered with her.'" Kortright said that election inspectors additionally said that later in that same evening, Diagle came to the polls with another older, "apparently confused," voter and attempted to enter a voting booth with that person but was stopped by election inspectors.[1]

Troy, 2009

See also: Absentee ballot vote fraud

A special prosecutor has been named to investigate the allegations of thirty-four citizens who claim that workers and officials of the Democratic and Working Families Parties duped them into signing applications for the September 15, 2009 Working Families Party primary, even though they were not eligible to vote. After filling out the forms, they say, they never received absentee ballots until later when an investigator showed them forged signatures where they supposedly had voted.[2]

Utica, 1980s

See also: Absentee ballot vote fraud

Pollster John Zogby did a study of local election practices for the League of Women Voters in the 1980s, during which he visited a precinct in Utica, New York. After the polls closed, workers spent seven minutes writing down the vote tallies. Zogby writes, "Then one of the workers brought out this big cardboard box filled with absentee ballots. The chief worker said, 'To hell with the absentee ballots. We've been working for fifteen hours straight. Let's go home.' Then they called in the final results to the elections office and left." [3]


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