Upshur County GOP chairman alleges voter fraud

Upshur County GOP chairman alleges voter fraud

POSTED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 7:44pm

Upshur County GOP Chairman Ken Ambrose has filed a new complaint with the Texas attorney general regarding potential voter fraud in the county’s primary election.

“It has come to the attention of the Upshur County Republican Party that several individuals claiming residence in Upshur County and voting in the recent primary may or may not be qualified to vote as residents of this county,” Ambrose said. “To ensure the quality of the electorate, this matter has been referred to the office of the attorney general for their review.”

Ambrose said at least six people participated in early voting for the May 29 Republican Primary with “questionable” addresses.

Lloyd Glenn Leach voted under an address listed on Texas 154 in Upshur County. According to Ambrose, that property was foreclosed by Gilmer National Bank in December 2011.

“Whether Mr. Leach was living at this address at the time of foreclosure is under question as well but has no bearing on the fact that it is known that the address used on his voter registration in Upshur County is not his property and he is not living at that address,” Ambrose said. “When he early voted in May 2012 he would have been asked during the voter qualification process if the address was still correct (as all voters are asked).”

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