Republicans need to gain only four seats in the House to constrain Democrats.
However, House Republicans are beginning to question their chances in the next midterm elections, raising worry among some of Kevin McCarthy’s friends.
Despite Republican members’ conviction that the party will be able to retake the House in the fall owing to favorable historical tendencies, there are fresh fears inside the party that Democrats may be able to undercut the party’s victories.
However, Republicans who violate the law in an attempt to influence elections will not be successful.
The FBI arrested a New York election commissioner in connection with an absentee ballot fraud conspiracy.
“Jason Schofield was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart on Tuesday on an indictment charging him with unlawfully using the names and dates of birth of voters to fraudulently apply for absentee ballots for elections held in Rensselaer County in 2021,” according to Conservative Brief.
Republican Schofield was freed on his own recognizance until his upcoming trial before U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.
“He is suspected of illegally holding and exploiting the names and dates of birth of voters in connection with absentee ballot applications he made on the website of the New York State Board of Elections in 2021.” The indictment says that Schofield applied for absentee ballots in the names of persons who had no intention of voting in 2021 and who did not solicit absentee ballots or Schofield’s aid in voting or getting absentee ballots, according to Fox News.
“The indictment indicated that in some of these instances, Schofield also seized control of absentee votes provided to these voters, presented them to voters, and had them sign absentee ballot envelopes without actually voting. This reportedly allowed Schofield or another individual to vote in these voters’ names in the primary and general elections of 2021 in Rensselaer County.”
On each of the 12 counts, Schofield faces up to 5 years in jail, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of post-incarceration supervised release if convicted.
“Jason T. Schofield was arrested outside his residence Tuesday morning by the FBI and charged with fraudulently obtaining and processing absentee ballots last year using personal information of at least eight voters without their permission.” https://t.co/2hKodPXXz9
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 13, 2022
— Brendan Lyons (@Brendan_LyonsTU) September 13, 2022
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