Report by Paula Antolini
November 5, 2018, 8:08PM EDT
Breaking News: Carter Files Elections Complaint Against Democrat Candidate for Voter Fraud
BETHEL, CT – Today, former Republican State Representative and U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Carter filed a complaint with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) regarding possible violations of state election law by Democratic State Representative candidate Raghib Allie-Brennan.
A report by a local online news media source, Bethel Advocate, circulated over the weekend that Allie-Brennan, a candidate for State Representative in the 2nd Assembly District, has been using a vacant home owned by his parents as his residence for the purpose of his campaign and voting. The media source confirmed with local realtors that the home has been vacant for the last few years, and was listed as vacant at the time Allie-Brennan filed with the SEEC and voted in the 2018 primary.
“If Allie-Brennan willfully used a vacant residence owned by relatives as his address for his campaign and his voting residence, he may have violated the law,” Carter said. “Living in another town is immaterial, but being deceptive on a form that results in the receipt of taxpayer dollars and voting from an address that is not actually your residence is worth looking into by an agency with the resources to conduct a fair investigation.”
Questions of legal residence are not new to Connecticut campaigns. In 2014, Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala was arrested on 19 voting fraud charges for voting outside her district. And just last week the State Chairman for the Republican Party in Connecticut filed a complaint alleging similar violations by a candidate for State Senate.
“While I wish this issue had surfaced sooner, since Allie-Brennan is campaigning for change in Hartford, having an investigation without the pressure of a campaign is probably best in these situations,” remarked Carter. “Allie-Brennan deserves a fair opportunity to explain his actions.”
The complaint against Allie-Brennan was submitted by certified mail and should arrive to the SEEC on November 7th.