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-- big voter fraud trial is underway right now to former lawmakers accused of trying to steal an election.
In upstate New York where there -- no stranger to this kind of thing in the past facing charges of stuffing the ballot box.
With phony absentee ballots and a local election that took place.
About three years ago Eric Johnson found this -- is broken 2009.
And now the trial is finally underway Eric.
-- Martha shocking allegations of voter fraud here and -- our New York so far.
Eight Democrats have been implicated for a -- guilty.
And this morning the first to go on trial in this case they are the democratic elections commissioner who were still in office at McDonna.
As -- -- former tri city councilman Michael -- Florida.
They -- part allegedly part of democratic political scheme here.
To fake absentee ballots that happened during the working families party primary in 2009 that's the party associated with acorn.
-- voters told us thereabouts or forest and illegally voted Israel votes this morning when he arrived at court reporter told me he didn't do it.
Did you do and they -- on -- on -- -- did you look for -- absentee ballots all right.
No I've been out did you steal an election or try to steal and again the us we have reports -- Other special prosecutor took DNA samples from some members of the City Council into a democratic election worker said voter fraud.
-- an accepted way of winning elections here at the -- Leo told police quote.
This is an ongoing scheme and it occurs on both sides of the -- what appears a huge conspiracy to nonpolitical persons is really a normal political tactic.
-- -- attorney said absolutely there was an effort to steal an election but he says his client was an apartment.
I was a Jack -- prey upon the weakest.
In a member of the -- That's that's what happened here and it is it is awful it's despicable it's terrible.
But one former City Council is expected to go to jail for up to six months -- oh by the way ran for reelection as the working families party candidate.
And was defeated.
Martha that is so important as Atlanta these cases and that's that you do for us all the time Eric thank you very much Eric shot in -- --
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