Top Election Official Makes Claims of Voter Fraud Yet Mayor de Blasio Fails to Call for Investigation
Mayor's Demand for Resignation Breeds Suspicion of Attempted Cover Up
New York, October 21st...A top New York City Board of Elections official was caught on tape making claims of widespread voter fraud, yet Mayor de Blasio has failed to call for an investigation, and instead shockingly demanded his resignation breeding suspicion of a cover-up, today blasted New York Republican Chairman Ed Cox.
In a recently revealed undercover video, Alan Schuklin, the New York City Board of Elections Commissioner --and an active member of the Mayor's own Party--made claims there is "a lot of voter fraud" and that Mayor de Blasio's municipal ID program for non-citizens raised concerns for potential identity fraud.
Rather than call for an investigation to determine if there is merit to the official's claims, Mayor de Blasio's reaction was to demand his resignation.
"When one of the top officials in charge of administering elections is admitting there is a problem, it absolutely warrants further investigation," said Chairman Cox. "The Mayor's demands for his resignation without probing if there is veracity to his claims is so shocking it breeds suspicion that he's attempting a cover-up. He owes it to all New Yorkers who deserve full faith in their elections to immediately conduct an impartial investigation."
In calling for Mr. Schuklin's resignation Mayor de Blasio said "he obviously does not have the worldview and ethics" and that his words were "unfair, inappropriate and the opposite of what someone should be saying." At no point did the Mayor even state that voter fraud claims would be taken seriously.
Chairman Cox concluded, "Voting is a sacred right and the integrity of every single ballot must be protected. For the Mayor to outright dismiss these charges and try to sweep them under the rug is unconscionable."