New York, NY - ABC News: Turner Says Dead People Might have Voted, Challenges Election Results Before Itâ€™s Over
Last updated on: September 13, 2011 07:30 PM
New York, NY - Claiming a handful of deceased voters have been mailed absentee ballots for todayâ€™s special election, an attorney for Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner told ABC News that he has obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots in New Yorkâ€™s 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review.
â€śWe found five dead people, confirmed, who were mailed absentee ballots,â€ť said Turnerâ€™s attorney, Grant Lally. â€śSome of these people have been dead for years.â€ť
Lally said he also knows of at least one person who came to the Turner campaign claiming he or she had been sent an absentee ballot, even though the voter had not filled out an application.
â€śThey just got it in the mail from the Board of Elections,â€ť Lally told ABC News two hours before the polls closed Tuesday in the tight race between Turner and Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin.
â€śEither it is a massive failure at the Board of Elections, or someone is fraudulently filing absentee applications,â€ť Lally said, suggesting that the number of absentee ballots known to have been sent to deceased voters may just be â€śthe tip of the iceberg.â€ť
â€śThis is an indication that there may be widespread voter fraud going on,â€ť he said.
Calls and emails to Weprinâ€™s campaign were not returned.
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