By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
FREDERICKSBURG – A Henrico County nursing home is under investigation for possible voter fraud.
An activities director at Lexington Court reportedly helped mentally impaired patients cast absentee ballots. One of the patients, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, had not voted in 15 years and said she was unaware that a ballot had been cast in her name, a source told Watchdog.org.
A family member told WRIC-TV that the Lexington patient had “no idea” what was going on.
The Richmond television station reported that a state investigation is under way, based on information gathered by the Sheriff’s Department in Louisa County, where the Alzheimer’s patient’s vote was delivered.
State Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa, told Watchdog: “We know there’s a problem, we just don’t know how big it is.”
Garrett, a commonwealth attorney who prosecuted voter fraud in the wake of the 2008 election, said there were “hundreds of illegally cast ballots in 2008, and for every one of those, there were an untold number more.”
Watchdog.org reported earlier on irregularities involving voter registrations and absentee ballots at nursing homes in Virginia. See that story here.
Also, the Fayetteville Observer reports on nursing-home shenanigans in North Carolina.
Contact Kenric Ward at [email protected] or (571) 319-9824.