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On Thursday officials with the U.S. Justice Department announced the successful conviction of a Philadelphia judge who’d stuffed ballot boxes for certain Democrat candidates during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Democrat primary elections.
While just a relatively small-time judge, the actions of Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, a former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia, had consequences on the federal, state and local levels.
In a statement, the DOJ said that DeMuro had pleaded guilty to one count of “conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights” and one count of violating the Travel Act, “which forbids the use of any facility in interstate commerce (here, a cell phone) with the intent to promote certain illegal activity (here, bribery).”
As of Friday morning, DeMuro’s conviction had received zero coverage from any mainstream media network (including CNN), save for Fox News. Nothing on @CNN about elections judge, Domenick J. Demuro…But they’ll tell you #voterfraud doesn’t exist. #CNN — Christopher (@chrish1028) May 21, 2020 DeMuro’s crimes were made possible because of the powers that’d been granted to him as per his position as a Judge of Elections.
“The Judge of Elections is an elective office and a paid position. In that role, DeMuro was responsible for overseeing the entire election process and voter activities of his Division. The Judge of Elections is charged with overseeing the Division’s polling place in accordance with federal and state election laws and is required to attend Election Board Training conducted by the Philadelphia City Commissioners,” the DOJ noted.
“The voting machines at each polling station, including DeMuro’s station, generate records in the form of a printed receipt documenting the use of each voting machine. The printed receipt, also known as […]