This seems to be a tactic that works quite well. Just ask the people out in Washington State…
The subpoenas delivered Tuesday aren’t the first suggestion of possible East St. Louis voting irregularities. Illinois Republican Party chairman and state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka traveled there four days before the election questioning absentee ballot procedures.
Topinka highlighted a high number of absentee ballots and multiple names registered to the same address in East St. Louis, including a boarding house operated by Powell.
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A spokesman for the state Republican Party, Jason Gerwig, said Republicans were concerned about “… instances of voter fraud we discovered just before the November election. We are pleased the U.S. attorney shares our concern.”
The likely address in question is:
Oliver Hamilton, a Democratic precinct committeeman, owns the boardinghouse, at 1232 Cleveland Avenue, targeted by the investigation…