|Someone's been a naughty wittle candidate (allegedly) - Photo by NY Daily News|
Here we go again.
We're resetting the BEL "NY Corruption Clock" for the third time in the past month based on this little bit of news courtesy of a former candidate for NY Assembly who was arrested for voter fraud in connection with an absentee ballot scam. Here's the story from the NY Daily News's Ben Kochman:
A Bronx politician allegedly cheated — and still lost the election.
Hector Ramirez was arrested Tuesday on massive voter fraud charges in his failed 2014 Assembly bid.
Ramirez and his allies went door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting the veteran pol’s campaign staff vote on their behalf, a prosecutor charged as the 242-count indictment was unsealed.
And the kicker of it all? Ramirez ended up officially losing by 2 votes. So he couldn't even commit fraud enough to win. That's a special kind of stupid.
Who would want someone who is dishonest AND incompetent in Albany!