Local authorities indicted a New York resident on Tuesday for allegedly submitting more than 100 absentee ballot applications during the state’s 2022 Democrat primaries.
The office of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz is charging resident Abdul Rahman with 140 counts on crimes related to “falsifying business records, criminal possession of a forged instrument and other crimes” regarding his alleged submission of 118 “falsified” absentee ballot applications during New York’s Aug. 23, 2022, Democrat primaries.
Local authorities noted that Rahman’s purported voter fraud scheme started to unravel when Queens voter Jordan Sandke went to vote in person in the aforementioned primary but was told he couldn’t because “an absentee ballot had already been requested in his name.” Following an investigation into the matter, authorities discovered an absentee ballot application had been filled out, signed, and dated in Sandke’s name on Aug. 1, 2022, with Rahman listed as the person authorized to pick up and deliver the ballot.
As noted by Katz’s office, however, Sandke “had not filled out, signed or submitted the application, and said he had never met [Rahman] or authorized him to pick up an absentee ballot on his behalf.” New York law stipulates that only the person designated on a voter’s ballot to pick up and deliver it may do so.
Investigators later determined Sandke’s application was one of 118 Rahman allegedly dropped off at the Queens County Board of Elections office on Aug. 8, 2022, all of which named him as “the individual authorized to pick up the ballots.” Thirty-two of these applications were ultimately approved by the office, which Rahman retrieved the ballots for the following day. Interviews conducted by law enforcement with several of the purported victims revealed that none of them submitted an absentee ballot application and did not permit Rahman “to pick up a ballot for them.”
“Election integrity is the foundation of a viable, working democracy,” Katz said. “We will vigorously prosecute anyone who threatens in any way to undermine that integrity. To investigate and prosecute anyone for voter fraud takes time and resources I am willing to commit.”
Following his arraignment on Tuesday, Rahman is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30, 2024. If found guilty, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Hardest hit by Tuesday’s indictments is America’s legacy media, who for years have claimed U.S. elections are immune from irregularities or illegalities and labeled anyone who suggests otherwise as an “election denier.” To keep their contrived narrative alive, many of these so-called “news” outlets have ignored stories involving voter fraud, such as Bridgeport, Connecticut’s 2023 Democrat mayoral primary and Caddo Parish, Louisiana’s recent sheriff election.