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From Today's Northeast Times Re: Arrest of Election Board Workers
Joe DeFelice, executive director of the Republican City Committee, is applauding the arrests of three election inspectors and an election judge for a variety of election law violations in 2014, including adding votes to the total tally and not living in the division in which they claimed to be residents.
Republican poll workers reported the infractions to city elections commissioner Al Schmidt, who forwarded them to the district attorney’s office.
The polling place was at 1401 N. Hancock St.
“Thankfully, there were responsible poll workers at this poll who would not sit idly by as the fraud was committed. However, what about the other 1,600-plus divisions throughout the city? In many of them, Republican poll watchers and court-appointed election board workers have notoriously been disallowed entry, with the so-called ‘judges of elections’ blatantly disregarding court orders,” DeFelice said. “It is unfortunate that in the Cradle of Liberty that we still can’t expect fair and honest elections. Thankfully, City Commissioner Al Schmidt was on top of this.”