Two huge bundles of ballots – 83 in all – mysteriously showed up outside a San Pedro, California apartment Saturday – addressed to different people, but all to the same address.
Jerry Mosna was working in his garden outside his home Saturday when he noticed the two large stacks of ballots on his mailbox. The address on the ballots was to his 89-year-old neighbor lady who lives alone.
As his wife, Madalena Mosana observed, 80 people can’t fit inside that apartment.
The couple took the ballots to the Los Angeles Police Department, but were told to take them to the post office.
Feeling certain they’d stumbled upon a serious case of voter fraud and were being brushed off, they called another neighbor, John Cracchiolo, who put in a call to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office. The Registrar office spokeswoman, Brenda Duran, promised to investigate the matter.
The office of the Registrar said, “We are carefully reviewing our records and gathering information to fully identify what took place. Our preliminary assessment is that this appears to be an isolated situation related to a system error that occurred causing duplicate ballots to be issued to an address entered for a single voter. We are working directly with the system vendor to ensure the issue is addressed and to identify any similar occurrences.”
Duran said the postal service “has indicated that they returned all of the improperly addressed ballots to our office.”
U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokesman Richard Maher, said they are “relatively few” incidents of voter fraud.
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John Fund, a journalist and co-author with Hans von Spakovsky of the book, “Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk,” said someone could easily have voted with these ballots using a variety of fake signatures.
“It is doubtful they would have ever been detected,” Fund said.
Von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow and manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation, said voter fraud is prevalent enough that it could make the difference in a close election. The Heritage Foundation, he said, has recorded 430 cases of voter fraud — proven cases where someone was convicted or a judge ordered a new election.
A former FEC commissioner and counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Justice Department, von Spakovsky said California is of particular concern because of the rising number of noncitizens illegally registering and voting in elections, as well as the “terrible shape” the voter registration rolls are in.
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