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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:48 PM

West Virginia mail carrier admits attempted election fraud

ELKINS, W.Va. — A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots.

Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement.

Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered.

Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, held a postal contract to pick up mail in the three towns in which the voters live and delivered the forms in April to the Pendleton County clerk, according to a federal affidavit.

An investigation by the secretary of state’s office found five of the ballot requests were changed from Democrat to Republican with a black ink pen, the affidavit said.

Read more: https://triblive.com/news/world/west-virginia-mail-carrier-admits-attempted-election-fraud/
(Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

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TexasTowelie Jul 2020 OP
empedocles Jul 2020 #1
Maraya1969 Jul 2020 #2
bluedye33139 Jul 2020 #3
dixiechiken1 Jul 2020 #4

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. Crude trump like technique. Remember the trump revised weather forecast map for Florida?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 09:11 PM

2. It wouldn't even matter in the next election coming up.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 09:12 PM

3. The logic behind this always trips me up

Making a change like this is guaranteed to be detected. If I received a ballot for the Republican primary, I would object. It would immediately come to the attention of my local election board.

It sounds like an extremely stupid attempt to screw up voting, but, now that I think about it, there is no limit to stupidity in this world.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 10:20 PM

4. Republicans are always screaming about voter fraud...

And they're usually the ones committing voter fraud.

Projection much?

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