Sep 8, 2012
Concerns about voter fraud? Republicans–look at yourselves and your party in the mirror. Once again, here is a story about overzealous republicans participating in voter fraud. Should they be stripped of all funding like ACORN was–and in ACORN’s case, the evidence was manufactured by Republican operatives. Stupid Democrats didn’t even bother to examine the evidence–too busy getting insider information for their investment portfolios, I guess.
The district attorney in Hampden County is investigating whether a Republican candidate for state representative orchestrated an illegal scheme to cast absentee ballots on behalf of hundreds of voters in hope of winning a primary election.
State election officials were tipped off to the potential voter fraud when a suspiciously large number of residents of the Springfield suburb of East Longmeadow suddenly changed party registration from Democrat to independent, making them eligible to vote in the upcoming Republican primary.
When contacted, several of the voters said they had not changed party affiliations, raising concern that someone had switched their party in an attempt to cast fraudulent absentee ballots on their behalf.
Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who referred the case to District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni for possible criminal prosecution, said the alleged scheme is extremely unusual in Massachusetts and could lead to jail time for anyone involved.
“It’s very serious,” said Galvin, who has been conducting his own investigation since early this month. “It’s like stealing a person’s identity to steal money from them, but it’s worse. You’re trying to steal an election.”
…Angelides detected the possible fraud while gathering information from the town clerk’s office about Republicans who requested absentee ballots for the Sept. 6 primary. When campaign workers began calling the voters, they discovered that the residents had not requested absentee ballots and were not even Republicans.
…The absentee ballot requests were not scattered either, but were concentrated on certain streets and in certain neighborhoods. Also, many of the voters were age 60 or older.
Secretary of State William F. Galvin instructed town officials “not allow any records, either on paper or electronic, to be altered, deleted, removed, or destroyed.”
“Additionally, please secure all materials and computers that relate to or are used in connection with voter registration activities,” the letter said.
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