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Party Leaders and Election Workers Charged With Forging Signatures

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Two Suffolk County, New York Board of Elections workers and an Independence Party leader were charged Tuesday with forging signatures in an attempt to improve the chances of Republican candidates. The chair of the East Hampton Town Republican Party, who resigned last week, is expected to be charged Wednesday, Newsday reports.

The names of people who had died years ago were among the alleged forgeries.

The charges include second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and official misconduct. The now-former GOP chair, Amos Goodman, is accused of submitting nominating petitions that contained at least 43 forgeries.

None of the candidates allegedly boosted won their races. Those charged have pleaded not guilty.

“In a bizarre twist, as reported by the Southampton Press, the soon-to-be-charged Goodman accused the Independence party of forging signatures last summer, the same crime he seems to have committed,” Talking Points Memo adds.

Patch adds that the vice chairperson of the East Hampton Town Independence Party, who is also a former East Hampton Town councilwoman, was also charged.

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Appeals Court Rules Against President – Refuses to Block House Subpoena for Trump’s Financial Records

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A Second Circuit Court of Appeals panel has just refused a motion from President Donald Trump asking it to block a House subpoena for his financial records. The subpoena orders two entities, Deutsche Bank and Capital One, to hand over Trump’s financial documents.

The Washington Post reports the court’s ruling states “the public interest favors denial” of the president’s requested injunction.

The court has stayed its decision for seven days to give Trump time to request an extension.

This is the second time a federal appeals curt has refused to block a request for Trump’s financial documents.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Two Republicans Charged With Election Fraud in Ohio

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Two Republicans, including a candidate for local office and a County Republican Party official have been charged with election fraud in Marion, Ohio.

The GOP candidate for Marion City Auditor, Robert Landon, and Marion County Republican Party official John Matthews have both been charged with distributing phony sample ballots, according to ABC6 News. “A party official or candidate handing out a sample ballot could face up to six months in jail and a $1000 fine if convicted.”

Noting that “Ohio law bans political parties or candidates from handing out sample ballots,” ABC6 News reports they “look just like a sample ballot a voter could get from the county board of elections but it has boxes highlighting where the Republican candidates are.”

In 2015, according to The Columbus Dispatch, Matthews served as GOP county chairman and pleaded guilty to doing work for Governor John Kasich’s presidential campaign while he was supposed to be working at a six-figure government job.

 

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#BillionDollarLoser: Americans Scorch ‘Millionaire-at-Birth’ and ‘Grifter’ Trump for Decade of Massive Loses

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The New York Times’ bombshell exposé revealing that businessman Donald Trump lost more than $1 billion over a 10-year period during Manhattan’s real estate surge of the ’80’s and ’90’s has many Americans furious, while others are choosing to mock and ridicule the President.

#BillionDollarLoser is now the top trending term on Twitter.

Some are also pointing to Trump’s tweets from Wednesday morning, in which he said he was “entitled to massive write offs and depreciation,” and calling the entire process a “sport.”

Here’s how some are responding to the news:

 

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