Allegations Of Voter Fraud In New Haven

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A group of concerned citizens in the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven are wondering if they’ve been duped into a case of voter fraud.

“There was a complaint made to this office from a resident in ward 8,” explains Deputy City Clerk Sally Brown.

After further investigation, the City Clerk’s office found several residents in the Winslow Celentano housing complex had similar stories, claiming a woman known in the neighborhood offered to help them fill out absentee ballots for the upcoming election.

Mary Bishop said, “I thought it was kind of strange that she was telling me who to vote for and that she was filling out the papers instead of me.”

Other residents including Genia Pugh and Ed Beamon claimed a neighbor took their completed absentee ballots and mailed it in on their behalf.

“Someone is not supposed to pick up your ballot and go put it in the mail for you,” says Deputy Clerk Brown. “It’s against the law.”

The City Clerk has now filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

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