At least spell the names right
For starters, much has been said about how the Dems got caught doing what they did when people have been manipulating absentee ballots since Christ was a carpenter - and I don't mean McDonough and LoPorto but the other four who pled guilty. Those reasons include but are not limited to: the fact the Dems were sick of seeing the Working Families Party line stolen by the GOP and they were so desperate to get it back they got sloppy; Bob Mirch knows how the game is played since he spent many years playing it himself and knew what was going on; the Dems got greedy towards the end of the 2009 primary and turned too many ballots too close to actual Primary Day.
But, the kicker as far as I’m concerned, is someone spelled two of the voters names wrong as they allegedly forged their name on the absentee ballots.
According to testimony last week given by the two voters who weren’t even sure they voted or for who or in what primary, Darnell Paterson’s name was spelled with two Ns, “Darnnell” and Thurman Jones name was spelled with an O, “Thurmon.” At least they got “Jones” right.
My guess is that it must be pretty difficult to forge someone’s signature so it looks like it was done in that person’s hand so the least you can do is get all the letters right and in the right order.
Also, Mary Ellen LaPlante testified against her former boss Board of Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough last week. She is former, by the way, because she has since retired not for any reason related to voter fraud.
In and of itself it’s not odd as we can expect more BOE employees to take the stand but she also testified against McDonough’s father back in the 90s when she was working for the Democrats at the county Legislature. McDonough senior, then the party chair, was thrown in prison after a jury found him guilty of using his position to basically extort money from municipalities who purchased insurance from his firm.
Like more than a couple decades ago, LaPlante also broke down on the stand as she gave some incriminating evidence. Can’t blame her really, she was just an employee trying to do her job and wasn’t about to lie while under oath, then or now.