Just after former Rep. Patrick Murphy announced a run for Pa. attorney general in 2012, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania didn’t waste much time to bring up a 2010 election controversy involving questionable absentee ballot applications.
“How can we trust Patrick Murphy to be the chief law enforcement office of the Commonwealth when he turned a blind eye to fraudulent activities occurring within his own Congressional campaign?” Chairman Rob Gleason said.
During the height of the race between Murphy and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in late October, residents in the 8th congressional district received a mailing encouraging them to issue absentee voter applications because their voting participation was “in jeopardy.” The letter was accompanied with a prepaid envelope to be mailed to a P.O. Box of the “Voter Assistance Office,” a fictitious agency.
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