Reward posted for information in Erie County ballotgate

Nov 4, 2011

The coordinator of Western New York’s largest Tea Party Friday announced that a reward has been posted for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction in Erie County's ballot tampering case.  

Local Tea Party coordinator Rus Thompson says a donor, who asked to remain anonymous, pledged to pay a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information which results in an arrest in the Buffalo ballot fraud investigation.  

It was revealed last week that a Democratic appointee to the Erie County Board of Elections tampered with at least ten absentee ballots in an attempt to affect the outcome of the County Executive race.  Sheriff investigators examined the case, but no arrests have been made.  

“A donor who asked to remain anonymous pledged to pay a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information which results in a bust in the Buffalo ballot fraud investigation,” said Rus Thompson, coordinator of Tea New York. “To me, ballot fraud is the same as treason and the Tea Party will not stand by to watch our rights erased by Democratic Party political hacks.”
 
Thompson goes as far as releasing a name of a potential suspect.

“The mainstream media so far has refused to name the Democrat who is under investigation, but we know it is lifelong Democratic Party activist Mark Galvin,” Thompson said. “It has also come to our attention that Galvin is the godson of Democratic Chairman Len Lenihan,"