A former Democrat candidate for Mayor in Troy, New York, has had a warrant issued for his arrest on felony forgery charges.
The warrant was issued last week, for Ernest Everett, who finished third in the recent Democrat primary, behind Patrick Madden and Rodney Wiltshire.
He has yet to be arrested, but has been charged with felony second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
In 2012, a Democrat Committeeman named Anthony DeFiglio claimed that falsifying records and forging signatures on ballots was simply “a normal political tactic” in upstate New York.
Perhaps that is about to change …
Given the games widely accepted to take place w/ petitioning, this should scare the bejesus out of local pols. http://t.co/dvuRN0v80M
— J. Carleo-Evangelist (@JCEvangelist_TU) September 24, 2015
Kevin McCashion, a political observer in Troy, filed a police report in early August regarding Everett’s petitions. He also posted numerous affidavits which show descriptions of people who witnessed signatures, many of which simply read “light skinned” or “black lady.”
A copy of the criminal complaint reads:
On the aforementioned date, time and location, Ernest E. Everett did present designating petitions to be filed with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections while knowing that one or more of these petition sheets were signed by him as witness to the signatures contained therein. Ernest E. Everett did sign these petition sheets while knowing they contained signatures that were not subscribed in his presence and did so with the intent to defraud the Rensselaer County Board of Elections.
Troy is well known for voter fraud in the Democrat party. In all, four Democrats involved in a ballot fraud scandal in 2012 were sentenced for their respective roles, receiving punishments ranging from hundreds of hours of community service, to jail time. The group consisted of a former city clerk, an ex-City Councilman, a Democrat operative, and a Committeeman who a year prior had declared ballot forgery in upstate New York to be “a normal political tactic.”