Brooklyn Democrats added peoples’ names to petitions they didn’t sign and demanded bribes, according to news reports.
Now Brooklyn’s District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez, plans to investigate.
“This matter is under investigation,” his office’s spokesman Oren Yaniv told The Epoch Times. He declined further comment.
A news report by The City, a local paper, announced that five Brooklyn citizens said their names were on petitions asking to remove candidates for Democrat Party positions from June’s primary ballot.
But they never signed them, they added.
Brooklyn woman, Charlene Davis, said when she tried to get a job as a poll worker, people told her she had to get voter signatures for petitions supporting Democrat Party executives.
Davis told The City the district attorney’s office asked if the petitions supported Democrat Party leaders Dionne Brown-Jordan and Michael Silverman. Davis told them Brown-Jordan prevented her from getting poll work.
The Epoch Times attempted to contact Brown-Jordan via Twitter but by deadline, had not heard back from her. The Epoch Times was unable to locate Silverman for comment.
Brown-Jordan has not been accused of any crimes and she has previously denied the allegations.
However, the Board of Elections reportedly confirmed she had asked for Davis to be listed on the poll workers roster as “temporarily inactive.”
Democrat Anthony Jones, the leader of Brownsville’s Community 1st Democratic Club, told The City last April that the fake signatures were a “setup.”