Neglected Official Election Complaint Turns 1 Month Old

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Pezzonovante in Labels: , ,

Today, October 10, 2018, marks the one-month anniversary of the filing by this writer of an official election complaint.  The complaint alleges election fraud and perjuries against ex-State Rep. and current 51st Legislative District Democrat Nominee Timothy S. Mahoney, non-investigation of the Third Referral of the Fayette County Election Board passed unanimously on May 24, 2012, and potential crimes regarding the sealed Fifth Presentment of Fayette County Grand Jury No. 2.  Because Mahoney was defined as a candidate during the commission of these alleged crimes, upon conviction, Mahoney is subject to disqualification from any office of trust or profit in this commonwealth.

See:  25 P.S. § 3551:

Any person who shall, while a candidate for office, be guilty of bribery, fraud or willful violation of any provision of this act, shall be forever disqualified from holding said office or any other office of trust or profit in this Commonwealth.

For one month, there has been no indication that any investigation into the allegations laid out in the complaint has taken place (or has even begun).  Fayette County Commissioners David Lohr, Vincent A. Vicites, and Angela M. Zimmerlink now comprise the election board.

The election board has a mandatory duty to investigate the complaint under 25 P.S. § 2642(i).

25 P.S. § 2642:The county boards of elections, within their respective counties, shall exercise, in the manner provided by this act, all powers granted to them by this act, and shall perform all the duties imposed upon them by this act, which shall include the following:

(i) To investigate election frauds, irregularities and violations of this act, and to report all suspicious circumstances to the district attorney.

To date, the three election board members are in dereliction of that duty.