(Patriot.Buzz) – In a testament to the extent of voter fraud in absentee ballot procedures demanded by Democrats, a 32-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was recently indicted for his involvement in a fraudulent scheme during the Democratic primary in 2022.
According to an announcement by the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, Abdul Rahman, known for his involvement in Democratic and South Asian community circles, is facing 140 charges against him, with the potential of a seven-year prison sentence if convicted.
Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz emphasized the seriousness of the allegations, underscoring her commitment to preserving the sanctity of the electoral process. “Every vote has to count. Election integrity is the foundation of a viable, working democracy. We will vigorously prosecute anyone who threatens in any way to undermine that integrity,” Katz stated firmly in a press release.
The indictment details that Rahman submitted 20 falsified absentee ballot applications. His method reportedly involved applying to collect 118 ballots from voters in the area, receiving approval for 32 of these applications. The specific candidates who may have benefited from these ballots remain undisclosed.
An incident involving a voter, Jordan Sandke, brought the scheme to light. Sandke could not vote at his polling station because records indicated he had requested an absentee ballot. However, Sandke denied submitting any such application, which had Rahman’s name listed as the authorized individual to collect the ballot.
Further investigation by law enforcement revealed a pattern. Numerous voters named on the ballot applications reported that they had not personally submitted the forms, nor had they authorized Rahman to collect ballots on their behalf. This revelation pointed to a more significant issue of electoral fraud, raising concerns about the integrity of the voting process.
Vincent Ignizio, Deputy Executive Director of the Board of Elections in New York City, thanked the Queens District Attorney’s Office for their investigative efforts and successful indictment. “Protecting our democracy and the elections process is the responsibility of all Americans,” Ignizio remarked.
Rahman pleaded not guilty and faces multiple counts of falsifying business records, criminal possession of a forged instrument, illegal voting, and offering a false instrument for filing. His court date is set for January 30, 2024.