June 11, 2024 – Four Democrat officials in Bridgeport, Connecticut are charged and arrested for mail-in ballot fraud

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Wanda Geter-Pataky placing absentee ballots into election drop boxes in October 2023. (Credit: screenshot/X)

City Councilman Alfredo Castillo, Vice Chair of Bridgeport’s Democrat Party Wanda Geter-Pataky were charged with election tampering.

Two campaign workers Nilsa Heredia and Josephine Edmonds were charged with election fraud and unlawful possession of another person’s ballot

Four Democratic campaign workers have been arrested in a Bridgeport mayoral primary election controversy, prompting Republican legislators to increase their calls Tuesday for new legislation to deter election fraud.

Wanda Geter-Pataky, the vice chairwoman of the city’s Democratic Town Committee, and city council member Alfredo Castillo were among those arrested in a high-profile case brought by the chief state’s attorney’s office regarding the misuse of absentee ballots.

Moore, who is not seeking reelection for her seat as state senator, was stunned by Edmonds’ arrest.

(…) “If she broke the law, she deserves the same treatment as anybody else who broke the law,” Moore told the Courant. “But I don’t encourage that. I didn’t encourage it, and I wouldn’t encourage it.”

Moore noted that she won at the polls, but then lost the race after the absentee ballots were counted. While saying that she was not sure if she would ever run again for mayor, the 75-year-old Moore added, “I want Joe Ganim to get out of my seat right now. That’s all.”

If the defendants are convicted, Moore is calling for severe penalties. The defendants, except Edmonds, have all worked at Bridgeport city hall. (Read more: Hartford Courant, 6/11/2024)  (Archive)