East Chicago Councilwoman Gilda Orange, D-6th, is asking for state and federal oversight to prevent vote fraud the city’s May 5 primary:
Orange, who is seeking re-election and facing three Democratic opponents this spring, said she believes the apparent vote fraud is aimed at influencing the races for mayor and city clerk.
She states in the letter, “I have received several alleged complaints that individuals are illegally acquiring absentee ballots and paying monies for votes. I respectfully ask for you to help the residents of East Chicago have a fair election on May 5 — as they deserve.”
Democrats like to claim voter fraud is “nonexistent” – except those negatively impacted by it:
Orange alleges, “It is important to mention that there are individuals that had been indicted in the previous administration that are now involved in this upcoming election, leaving me and many of my constituents to question whether the election will be fair and honest.”
Fraud on a scale that changes election outcomes is hardly unprecedented in this Indiana city:
Vote fraud in East Chicago was so widespread during the 2003 East Chicago mayoral campaign between then former Mayor Robert Pastrick and his challenger George Pabey that the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick’s narrow victory that year and required a new election in 2004 that toppled Pastrick’s administration.