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29 August 2018
County Board of Elections complaint leads to arrests
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
8/28/18 State Police BCI, Fonda
State Police BCI at Fonda were contacted earlier this month by the Democratic and Republican Commissioners for the Montgomery County Board of Elections to conduct an investigation into an Opportunity to Ballot Petition that was submitted by James A Glorioso in order to run for Sheriff on the conservative party line. Board of Election Commissioners had been advised that one signature on the petition was made by a relative of the signer instead of the signer themselves. Seven signatures on that page of the petition, including that one in question, had allegedly been witnessed and notarized by Kirsten Lemire. Investigation and interview of five of those signers revealed that Glorioso himself had presented the petition to the voters and obtained their signatures. However, those five denied any female talking with them and denied a female presence as they signed the petition. A female was observed in the vehicle Glorioso had arrived in, but that woman remained in the vehicle.
After consultation with the Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski:
Lemire, 36, of Amsterdam, was arrested on Thursday, August 23, and charged with first degree Making an Apparently Sworn False Statement as she signed that each voter on the petition was duly sworn by her and signed the petition in her presence. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Mohawk Court on September 12.
Glorioso, 41, of Amsterdam, was arrested on Monday, August 28, and charged with first degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing as he filed his petition with the county Board of Elections knowing that one of the signatures on the petition was not made by that voter themselves, and that the signatures on the petition were not properly witnessed and notarized. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Mohawk Court on September 12.
Kirsten Lemire James Glorioso
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