(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Bridgeport Democratic Registrar of Voters Patricia Howard admitted in court on Thursday that she had not been following Connecticut law regarding the handling of mail-in ballots.
“I haven’t read the [manual] thoroughly and properly like I should have in this instance,” she said.
She revealed that after a judge began examining evidence in the legal case to overturn the outcome of the Bridgeport Mayoral Primary in the state of Connecticut, the Gateway Pundit reported.
Each absentee ballot must be signed off by the town clerk, and if this requirement is not met, the ballot cannot be counted, according to the law.
The investigation was started after surveillance footage that captured a woman inserting multiple pieces of paper into an absentee ballot drop box just one week before the mayoral primary election was discovered.
The video was released last month by mayoral candidate John Gomes’s campaign and exposed evidence of election fraud in the recent Bridgeport Democratic primary.
The Bridgeport Police Department confirmed that they are actively investigating the actions shown in the video.
The Gomes campaign’s Facebook page showed the video, in which a woman was dropping the stacks of illegal ballots into an absentee ballot box outside the Bridgeport government center, where the city’s Registrar of Voters office is located, the Pundit reported.
The politician’s campaign also was able to identify the woman in the footage as Wanda Geter-Pataky, the Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Town Clerk and a vocal supporter of incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim, who is seeking reelection. The video shows Geter-Pataky dropping off stacks of absentee ballots ahead of the September 12th primary, Gomes’ campaign said.
“Video surveillance proving that the mayoral election was unequivocally stolen through corruption within City Hall by tampering with absentee ballots,” Gomes said on his Facebook page.
The most recent preliminary count posted on the Secretary of the State’s website indicated that Gomes “lost” to incumbent Mayor Ganim in the Democratic primary by a narrow margin of 251 votes, adding that Ganim won the absentee vote tally 1,545 to 779, while Gomes led on the voting machines.