POSTAL WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL TAMPERING, ELECTION FRAUD

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POSTAL WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL TAMPERING, ELECTION FRAUD

Post by antilib » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm

By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
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Post by nolaxride » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm

antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
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Post by barrysoetoro » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
What the f*** do you mean another? Oh that's right, you're a liberal. They do that.
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Re: POSTAL WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL TAMPERING, ELECTION FRAUD

Post by nolaxride » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:35 pm

barrysoetoro wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
What the f*** do you mean another? Oh that's right, you're a liberal. They do that.
What part of 'another' didn't you understand? Or maybe that's why there were 3.5 million illegal votes in '16,
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Re: POSTAL WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL TAMPERING, ELECTION FRAUD

Post by antilib » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:44 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
what tipped you off, was it the part he "pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering," man you're a shrewd dude, lol!! :winky:
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Re: POSTAL WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL TAMPERING, ELECTION FRAUD

Post by nolaxride » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:02 pm

antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:44 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
what tipped you off, was it the part he "pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering," man you're a shrewd dude, lol!! :winky:
I'll note that he didn't plead guilty to ballot tampering.

Hook, line, and sinker. Thanks for playing.
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Post by Antisteroidforce » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:14 pm

So glad to see you on line Liberal Democrat Nolaxride.

Now tell the board what YOU WILL DO to undo YOUR white-ness in order to remain compliant to YOUR Modern Day Progressive Liberalism.

Modern Day Progressive Liberal Democrat Nolaxride?
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Post by nolaxride » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:36 pm

Antisteroidforce wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:14 pm
So glad to see you on line Liberal Democrat Nolaxride.

Now tell the board what YOU WILL DO to undo YOUR white-ness in order to remain compliant to YOUR Modern Day Progressive Liberalism.

Modern Day Progressive Liberal Democrat Nolaxride?
I guess you didn't bother to read my previous response.
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West Virginia Mail Carrier Admits Attempted Election Fraud

Post by DallasDimeBags » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:39 pm

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots.

Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement.

Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered.

Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, held a postal contract to pick up mail in the three towns in which the voters live and delivered the forms in April to the Pendleton County clerk, according to a federal affidavit.

An investigation by the secretary of state’s office found five of the ballot requests were changed from Democrat to Republican with a black ink pen, the affidavit said.

Bennie Cogar, an attorney general’s office investigator who conducted the probe on behalf of the secretary of state’s office, said in the affidavit that the Pendleton County clerk called some of the voters after receiving the requests because she knew they were not Republicans. The clerk then contacted the secretary of state’s office to report the alterations."

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https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/07 ... ion-fraud/
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Post by DallasDimeBags » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:42 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
antilib wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm
By Victor Morton
July 9, 2020

A West Virginia postman admitted altering absentee-ballot requests and is facing prison time, federal officials announced Thursday.

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork pleaded guilty to one count each of election fraud and mail tampering, according to a Justice Department statement.

According to the criminal complaint, eight requests had been altered and five of them had the party affiliations changed from Democratic to Republican, something that, authorities said, tipped off a clerk who knew some of the voters.

“Cooper admitted today to altering some of the requests,” Justice said in Thursday’s statement.

The maximum sentence for the offense is eight years imprisonment, but the plea deal calls for less than that.

Defense attorney Scott Curnutte told BuzzFeed News that Cooper had engaged in a “silly lark.”

“He is deeply sorry for the implications for our democratic process,” he said. “It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves.”

According to the criminal complaint filed in May, Cooper said he did it “as a joke” on one family and that he didn’t even know the others.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -pleads-g/
Another Trump supporter? The important point is no ballots were compromised.
OR maybe the most important point is that vote by mail has inherent issues that could change votes.
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