Fraud cases center on absentee ballots

by - August 06, 2013

Absentee ballots often generate intrigue, suspicion and allegations across party lines. It is easy to see why. "Other ballots are filed at the polling place -- where presumably people keep an eye on what goes on," explained a New York elections expert. "Absentee ballots go wherever they go and then come back with somebody delivering them." How they're handled, and by whom, opens chances for irregularities. Last week, Frances Knapp, the Dutchess County election board's Democratic commissioner, was accused on 94 criminal counts of misconduct and false-instrument filing.

Fraud cases center on absentee ballots

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