Top officials of the Town of Mamakating and Village of Bloomingburg have called on state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate what the officials call systemic examples of voter fraud in Bloomingburg over the past two years. In calling for an independent investigation in a joint statement, Mamakating Supervisor Bill Herrmann and Bloomingburg Mayor Frank Gerardi harshly criticized Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell for neglecting to conduct his own investigation.
“We must ask,” Herrmann said in a news release, “at what point is the willful indifference of the Sullivan County District Attorney equal to complicity in what has become endless and humiliating corruption of the democratic process?”
Gerardi was equally harsh in his comments about Farrell: “The District Attorney is neglecting his job to prosecute those who would seek to stuff the ballot box and manipulate our community.”
Farrell did not return a request for comment Tuesday afternoon.