Regarding the Aug. 13 letter “A case of voter fraud”: I worked for a county Board of Elections for 11 years. Indeed, there would be several cases each election of such a scenario. (A voter going in to vote on Election Day and being told he was marked as already voting an absentee ballet.)
In virtually every case, the reason was due to error: error on part of the harried poll worker who erred or misunderstood in choosing the correct voter listed in the system. And then the voter erring in not fully reading the information he was asked to sign, assuring that he was indeed that particular voter.
The Election Day voter would need to fill out a provisional ballet. (Yes, an extra hassle, but that’s why we have them.) The county BOE would then investigate, discover the error, and all votes would be rightly counted, and the proper voter histories assigned.
No intentional fraud of this type was ever found in my 11 years.
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