The individual being charged is a GOP commissioner of the local elections board.
The Republican elections board commissioner in upstate Rensselaer County was arrested Tuesday on charges of carrying out a brazen ballot scheme that allowed him to cast votes in voters’ names.
Jason Schofield applied for absentee ballots for voters who did not want to vote, and, in some instances, personally pushed voters to sign absentee ballot envelopes, positioning himself or his associates to commit voter fraud in primary and general elections in 2021, according to court papers.
The 12-count indictment charging Schofield said ballots were counted from at least four voters who were instructed to sign ballot envelopes but were not allowed to complete them.
I don’t think a lot more has to be said. But maybe the GOP knows what they are talking about given that they seem to be on the criminal end of election fraud and not the white knight protectors of the vote they want us to think they are.
Rensselaer County, a swing county, went for former President Donald Trump in the 2016 election and President Joe Biden in 2020.
And I am sure that Mike Lindell and Rudy Giuliani will be excoriating him any moment now.