A Suffolk district attorney could be sentenced to four years’ imprisonment from November 3 if his son, who requested his deceased mother to vote twice for absentee ballot, was charged with a felony ballot and convicted on Friday. Said there is.
Wayne Tappe, 57, from the watermill, also requested absentee ballots twice, according to prosecutors. They said that by comparing the applications, a forensic handwritten expert could conclude that the form submitted for Tappe’s mother was not completed by her.
The Suffolk Election Commission was informed that Lucille Tappe had died on June 16. Her son then sought an absentee ballot for her on September 4th and October 6th, the prosecutor said.
According to the prosecution, the son applied for absentee ballots on September 9 and March.
Tappe’s two first-class arraignments are set on November 5. There was no information on the defense lawyer in the online court records.
Electoral fraud is not a widespread issue, experts say, including FBI Secretary Christopher Ray, who said at the local level that the country had only occasionally experienced it at the end of last month.
“Voting is the foundation of our democracy and we do not tolerate violations of the election process here in Suffolk County,” District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said in a statement.
Mr Shini said his office was committed to investigating fraudulent votes and urged anyone suspected of the crime to call the Public Security Bureau at 631-853-8298.