The New York City Board of Elections has received ballots in the name of dead people, according to the New York Post.
The elections board received an absentee ballot from registered Democrat Frances Reckhow of Staten Island.
On September 24, the BOE mailed an absentee ballot requested by Frances M. Reckhow of Bedell Avenue.
Records show Reckhow apparently mailed the ballot weeks later on Oct. 6.
The BOE declared it valid on Oct. 8
But Frances Reckhow was born on July 6, 1915, which would make her 105 today.
According to an obituary filed with The Staten Advance, Reckhow died in 2012.
Carol Huben, her daughter and registered Republican, is listed as residing at the same address as her late mother.
The Board of Elections said they would look into the issue.
Another absentee ballot was also mailed from another registered Democrat, Gertrude Nizzere, born on Feb. 7, 1919, making him 101 today.
They said Nizzere requested an absentee ballot in September.
Records show the Nizzere ballot was mailed on Oct. 9, and it was received back by the BOE on Oct.13, which declared the ballot valid on Oct. 25.
But the voter was found to be “deceased” after further review, making the ballot received “Invalid.”
The two records were flagged by the Staten Island Republican Party and referred the matter to the police.
It is expected there will be a narrow outcome between first-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose and Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for the 11th congressional seat covering Staten Island and southern Brooklyn.
Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry said:
“People should be on the alert for dead people voting. There are people using the names of dead voters to cast ballots.”
“I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Lantry.
“We’re requesting that the NYPD and the Staten Island District Attorney’s office investigate.”
President Donald Trump has raised concerns about mail-in balloting laying out the evidence of risks associated with voting by mail during a White House press conference in September.
“We are gravely concerned about the Democrat assault on election integrity,” President Trump said.
Trump cited several instances of fraud that question the integrity and stability of the mail-in voting process.
- In Brooklyn, 25 percent of mail-in ballots were ruled invalid during the June Democrat primary.
- In a New Jersey special election, nearly 20 percent of the ballots were thrown out, and four people are being prosecuted for fraud.
- In a Florida primary, more than 35,000 mail-in ballots were rejected, and over 100,000 ballots were rejected in California.
- In Pennsylvania’s primary, half of the counties were still counting ballots a week after the election.
- The story of discarded military ballots discovered in Pennsylvania, many of them were cast for Trump.
- Reports in Wisconsin of three trays of mail containing absentee ballots were found in a ditch.
- In North Carolina, voters reported receiving two ballots in the mail.