Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said in a letter read by his chief of staff to a legislative committee Thursday that he never made any allegations of 360 cases of voter fraud in the May 25 special election and that media reports were incorrect. “I made no such statement,” Stapleton said in the Sept. 14 letter to Sen. Sue Malek, chair of the State Administration and Veterans Affairs Interim Committee. And he added he would “ask you to correct the public record to the extent that you can.” Malek had invited Stapleton to the meeting saying she wanted him to come and provide more information on the “360 cases of voter fraud” that he discussed at SAVA’s July 20 meeting.
Christi Jacobsen, Stapleton’s chief of staff, read Stapleton’s denial of the claims in his letter to SAVA members.
“Never in the SAVA committee, nor to AP, did I make any allegations did I make any allegations of voter fraud,” he wrote.
However, during the July 20 SAVA meeting, Stapleton did say there were some problems. “In the special election over 300 signatures were illegal statewide,” he told SAVA members. Jacobsen declined to differentiate to reporters the difference between “illegal” signatures and voter fraud.
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