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Voter Fraud Thwarted at N.H. Poll?

5:51 PM, Jan 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Boston Herald reports that "A mystery man trying to vote in the New Hampshire primary using a dead man’s name got caught by an eagle-eyed voting supervisor in Manchester, then disappeared before police could corral him."

 “We take a lot of pride in this primary,” Gloria Pilotte, the Ward 9 supervisor who stopped the voter fraud, told the Herald. “I’m very confident about the way we do this in New Hampshire.”

The unknown man, dressed in a suit and tie, did not say why he was trying to vote as the recently deceased person and would not identify any group he was representing. “He said ‘You’ll soon find out,’ ” Pilotte tells the Herald.

In past primaries, some candidates or groups have tried to challenge the results or demand recounts based on claims of voting irregularities.

The man, who admitted being from Texas, almost got away with the fraud. He came in to the polling place in a community center and gave election officials the name of a man who was still on the voter list. Voters here don’t have to present any ID to vote if they are registered.

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