A report by the New York Post indicates that ballots have been mailed into the New York City Board of Elections in the name of dead voters.
The newspaper says that the records show that the elections board received an absentee ballot from Frances Reckhow of Staten Island, a registered Democrat.
According to the report, Reckhow supposedly mailed the ballot back on October 6 and the BOE received it and declared it valid on October 8.
An American citizen casts his vote during the on-going general election in the country. Source: New York Post.
However, Reckhow, who was born on July 6, 1915, and would be 105 on Tuesday, November 3, died in 2012, according to an obituary filed with The Staten Advance, the newspaper reports.
Reckhow’s daughter, Carol Huben, a registered Republican according to voting records, is listed as residing at the same address as her late mother.
The New York Post said Huben did not return phone messages for comment, adding that the Board of Elections said they would look into it.
It also reported that an absentee ballot was also mailed from Gertrude Nizzere, also a registered Democrat, who was born on February 7, 1919, and would be 101 on November 3.
The BOE said someone identifying as Gertrude Nizzere, with an address of Shore road in Brooklyn, requested an absentee ballot in September.
The report also noted that the records show the Nizzere ballot was mailed on October 9 and it was received back by the BOE on October 13, which declared the ballot valid on October 25.
But after further review, the agency on October 30 declared the Nizzere ballot received “Invalid” because a search found the voter was “Deceased.”
The Board of Elections said it was looking into the matter. The absentee ballots don’t get counted until six days after Election Day in New York.
President Trump has raised concerns about mail-in balloting, including after the city BOE was forced to resend nearly 100,000 absentee ballots to Brooklyn voters after a vendor-provided the wrong return envelopes with other people’s names.
It was reported that Biden who made the disclosure while speaking during his final campaign rally in Pittsburgh on Monday night, November 2, added that nothing is going to stop the country from voting for him.