I-Team: Voter Fraud Allegations

SHICKSHINNY, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Some candidates and voters in Luzerne County are crying foul!    They claim there was voter fraud in the Borough of Shickshinny.   
   They want an investigation Lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick is looking into those claims.
 

Kathy Llewellyn and Kevin Morris are candidates for Shickshinny Borough Council. Both are seeking re-election and won a spot on the November Election ballot. But they  they were made aware of alleged fraud and even intimidation of voters on election day.

 
"I feel there was fraud there were watchers not only doing their jobs but instructing people who to vote for and how to vote for them they were doing it verbally." Said Kathy Llewellyn, Shickshinny Council Candidate.


They say they witnessed questionable votes being placed at the boroughs' only polling place, the senior citizen high rise.


 "There are write-ins that were done haphazardly and coming in as the last minute. The fraud itself in fact a woman who clearly doesn't love here voted under her old address that the house doens't even exist anymore."
Said Kevin Morris, Shickshinny Council Candidate.

Attorney Micheal Butera is the solicitor for the Luzerne County Election Bureau
 
"We were getting calls on election day from the polling place in Shickshinny. Since the election we continued getting calls and complaints. We documented those complaints and forward the to the district attorney for further investigation."

And what could this all mean?

 
"If anyone did in fact violate the election laws it cold mean an arrest. I don't think anything can happen to change the election results if the find fraud. There is no way to tell how the irregularities would have affected the vote one way or another."
add Attorney Butera.
  The race they are very concerned about is that for mayor where longtime incumbent Mayor Beverly Moore was ousted by write in candidate Brenda Long. Moore says she wants an investigation. Our attempts reach Long have thus far been unsuccessful


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