Are Democrats weaponizing another office to defeat Republicans?
It sure does seem that way.
An investigation into NY gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) was announced on Monday.
The claim… election fraud.
Mistake or Purposeful
The investigation that was launched centers around what was thought to have been a clerical error.
There were 11,000 photocopied signatures for Zeldin that were submitted during the nomination process.
The report states, "Investigators initially suspected the roughly 11,000 duplicate signatures, which were photocopied at the state Republican Party headquarters in Albany, had been inserted in the petitions due to a clerical error.
"But investigators are now examining whether there are potential criminal charges because it appears the duplicate signatures were deliberately mixed into the petitions, a source with knowledge of the investigation said."
Zeldin was not involved in the process, which was handled by the New York State Republican Party.
Hochul's campaign jumped all over this, stating, "After months of non-answers and finger-pointing, New Yorkers deserve to know who exactly was involved in Xerox Zeldin's election fraud scandal.
"The facts here are clear: Zeldin's campaign manager knowingly signed off on 47 volumes of petitions containing more than 11,000 photocopied signatures."
The campaign continued, "His campaign is now implicated in a criminal investigation for attempting to defraud voters and Zeldin needs to be held accountable."
I say investigate away, but let's also start looking at the pay-to-play scheme that Hochul has been running since she took over office.
Source: Fox News