NY: Former Election Official Pleads Guilty to Ballot Fraud in 2021

Source: US News & World Report

“A former Republican county elections commissioner in upstate New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to applying for absentee ballots in the names of other registered voters. Jason Schofield, who is from Troy, resigned last month from the Rensselaer County Board of Elections. He admitted that in 2021 he unlawfully used the names and birthdates of voters in connection with 12 absentee ballot applications he submitted electronically to the New York State Voter Absentee Ballot Application Request Portal, according to federal prosecutors. Schofield, 43, admitted he falsely certified that he was the voter requesting each of the absentee ballots.” (01/11/23)