But, but, but there are no cases of voter fraud ~every left-winger whose against voter ID laws.
From Malden Patch:
The following was provided by the US Department of Justice.
A state representative in the Massachusetts General Court has agreed to plead guilty to civil rights violations and resign his elected position for his role in submitting fraudulent absentee ballot applications and casting invalid ballots in multiple elections in 2009 and 2010.
Representative Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, Mass., will plead guilty to twomisdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.
He’s a Democrat but the Massachusetts newpaper never mentions this. You have to do research to find this information unless it involves a Republican.
According to the information, Smith is the Representative of the 28th Middlesex Districtin Massachusetts, which includes the City of Everett and a portion of the City of Malden, Mass.,which both neighbor Boston. Smith is alleged to have cast invalid absentee ballots in support of his races for public office for voters who were ineligible or otherwise unaware of ballots beingcast in their names. Smith submitted fraudulent Massachusetts Official Absentee Applications,which resulted in the issuance of absentee ballots.
Smith was able to obtain many of the absentee ballots and cause them to be delivered to the ineligible voters, who would then cast votes despite lacking any eligibility to do so, or Smith would cast the ballots himself. For those absentee ballots issued to unaware voters, one or more government officials assisted Smith inintercepting the ballots prior to their delivery to the voters’ addresses and those ballots were cast for the unaware voters.