The battle between J.J. Rizzo and Will Royster, both candidates in August's primary election, continues in appellate court today. Rizzo beat Royster by one vote to run for Missouri House, 40th District. Now, Missouri.Watchdog.org has details about alleged voter fraud.
Court affidavits by witnesses at Northeast polling places contain allegations of people voting more than once, and members of the area's Somali immigrant community being coached on how to vote.
"That morning, a group of three or four Somali adults came in to vote," witness Lindee Hopkins testified. "None of the Somalis were able to speak any English whatsoever. An adult male ... stood over the women while they voted ... instructing the women how to cast their vote and for whom to vote for."
One weird thing Schieber noticed: 53 of the voters were born on New Year's Day. The majority of those 53 names seem consistent with Somali immigrants in
Adam Schieber, a volunteer for Royster, got a list of the 1,798 people who voted in the August primary in District 40 from the Kansas City Election Board.
the area, Schieber says. While the election board's list does not show how the 53 New Years' babies voted, Schieber notes that the executive director of the Somali Foundation, Farah Abdi, openly supported Rizzo's candidacy.
Schieber also compiled a list of questionable votes cast by "inactive" voters (so classified when the Election Board's postcard is returned by the post office prior to an election). Two people who cast ballots in the August primary listed their address as 5010 East Eighth Street. But Schieber found that the property is owned by the Jackson County Land Trust and therefore should not be occupied. Schieber says he looked up the names of the two voters at 5010 East Eighth on the Jackson County tax records database, and could not find records of either individual ever paying taxes on property or vehicles in the county.
The address of 515 Holmes also raised a red flag for Schieber. (Rizzo lives at 511 Holmes, Schieber says.) No such address exists on the county website, and none of the three voters who listed 515 Holmes as their home address have paid any taxes in Jackson County.
Schieber says he's forwarded this information to the FBI and the Jackson County