Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma accused Democrat Cicilline of massive voter fraud in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal reported:
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Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma alleged Wednesday that a private investigation has uncovered voter fraud linked to U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, his opponent in the upcoming September primary.
Gemma contends an investigation he initiated by retired state troopers found evidence of people being paid to vote for certain candidates, people voting multiple times at different voting places and people who impersonated other voters.
Speaking at an outdoor press conference near his headquarters, Gemma called Cicilline the “common denominator” through most of the evidence, some of which dates to 2002…
…Gemma’s conclusions were based on information from witnesses who said they were involved in the Cicilline campaign, Gemma said. He read statements from those witnesses, but he did not identify them. He said the statements were given under oath.
Gemma says he has met with the head of the state police Col. Steven G. O’Donnell to discuss the evidence. Gemma said he also turned over information to the FBI.
Neither O’Donnell nor any other members of the state police were at the press conference.
Reached by telephone after it, O’Donnell said, “The credibility of the state police is the most important thing that we’ve got. Due to the sensitivity of the allegations, coupled with the timing, it would be unfair and inapppropriate for the state police to comment on our involvement or non-involvement.”
Hat Tip Ken Pittman