Brooklyn Democrats added people’s names to petitions they didn’t sign and demanded bribes, according to news reports.
Now, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez plans to investigate.
“This matter is under investigation,” his office’s spokesman, Oren Yaniv, told The Epoch Times. He declined to comment further.
A news report by The City, a local paper, announced that five Brooklyn citizens said their names were on petitions asking to remove candidates for Democrat Party positions from the June 2022 primary ballot.
But they never signed them, they added.
Brooklyn resident Charlene Davis said that when she tried to get a job as a poll worker, people told her she had to get voter signatures for petitions supporting Democrat Party executives.
Davis told The City that the district attorney’s office asked if the petitions supported Democrat Party leaders Dionne Brown-Jordan and Michael Silverman. Davis told them Brown-Jordan prevented her from getting poll work.
The Epoch Times attempted to contact Brown-Jordan for comment via Twitter but didn’t receive a reply by press time. The Epoch Times was unable to locate Silverman for comment.
Brown-Jordan hasn’t been accused of any crimes and she has previously denied the allegations.
However, the Board of Elections reportedly confirmed she had asked for Davis to be listed as “temporarily inactive” on the poll workers roster.
“What we do know is that we feel like we were set up,” Jones had said.
He confirmed that the forged signatures came from the Democratic Club but said he didn’t know who did it and didn’t know about it when it happened.
The Epoch Times emailed a member of the Liberty 1st Democratic Club but didn’t receive a reply.
The conservative think tank found 1,412 instances of voter fraud nationwide, with 1,219 of these cases resulting in criminal convictions. But there could be many more cases escaping notice, it said.
“While we are not making any definitive claims about the extent of election fraud in our country, we are confident in saying that there are far too many vulnerabilities in our current system,” The Heritage Foundation’s report reads.
“The important thing is that people must have trust in the outcome, which is difficult to do, in large part, because of the vulnerabilities that currently exist.”