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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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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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Elections Board Finds Evidence of ‘Coordinated’ Fraud to Support Anti-LGBT Preacher’s Election to Congress

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There are supposed to be 435 Members of Congress, but one of those seats is empty. The North Carolina elections board is refusing to certify the election of Republican Mark Harris after stunning irregularities led to an investigation of his slim 905-vote lad over Democrat Dan McCready.

Kim Strach, the executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections “revealed Monday that state officials had uncovered a ‘coordinated’ and ‘unlawful’ effort to collect absentee ballots on behalf of” Harris, HuffPost reports.

At a public hearing Monday, Strach “said investigators had evidence that McCrae Dowless, a political operative working on behalf of the Harris campaign, filled out and mailed in incomplete or blank ballots from both his office and home. She said Dowless paid people in cash to collect requests for absentee ballots and the ballots themselves. The state board also has evidence, she said, that Dowless paid people to falsify signatures on absentee ballots indicating that they had witnessed those ballots being filled out.”

Dowless “is a convicted felon who faced jail time for fraud and perjury,” The Charlotte-Observer reported in December. One woman told a local reporter Dowless paid her to collect absentee ballots, which is illegal. She had said she was not aware it was illegal because Dowless had been doing it for years. The woman, Cheryl Kinlaw, said Dowless “had stacks” of absentee ballots on his desk.

Strach said Harris, who is a far right wing anti-LGBT North Carolina preacher, paid Dowless $131,275.

Harris, according to Right Wing Watch’s Peter Montgomery, “has a track record of opposing LGBTQ equality and abortion rights. Harris was an ally of the anti-LGBTQ Benham brothers in opposition to a Charlotte nondiscrimination law, and he was a driving force behind the campaign that put a ban on same-sex couples getting married into the state constitution; his First Baptist Church contributed more than $50,000 to the campaign. Harris, who says being gay is ‘a choice,’ has said the anti-equality amendment was not about discrimination but about ‘standing up for the values and principles that have been a part of the fabric of American society.'”

Last year First Lady Karen Pence actively campaigned for Harris.

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