November 20, 2018

Pike DA finds no voter fraud in general election

MILFORD - Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin found no voter fraud in Pike County during the November 6 election.  The DA’s office Criminal Investigation Division completed the investigation into an allegation of voter fraud in the Dingman #1 voting precinct.

An individual arrived to vote and after providing his name to the poll worker, it was observed that a signature had already been placed in the signature line over the person’s name.  The investigation determined that another individual, who was properly registered to vote at the Dingman #1 precinct, mistakenly signed the wrong line. As this was merely a mistake with no fraudulent intent, there will be no criminal charges filed.

 “Investigators worked quickly to identify the party who signed on the wrong voter name line,” Tonkin said.  “Once identified we learned this was a simple mistake. Importantly, the truth was obtained and each voter was able to cast his ballot.”

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