MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A group of Mount Vernon residents have formed a coalition to investigate alleged cases of voter fraud in a recent school board election, according to reports.
The Concerned Citizens of Mount Vernon is the group that alleges the 2012 school board vote was riddled with fraud. The group has sent letters to the United States Department of Justice, as well as the State Attorney General, seeking further security for this year’s election and budget votes.
According to the Journal News , documents obtained by the newspaper show that a resident who passed away in 2008 voted for the 2012 school board election, while Dyanan Jaikaran – a candidate – seemingly voted twice.
The group said that it hopes to have an equitable election on May 21. A letter from the group said people were picked up in the Bronx before being transported to polling stations to use names that haven’t been utilized in years. Documents show voters who had phony addresses, duplicate names and at least one name was of a deceased person, the Journal News reported.