A Manhattan resident, Louis Koch, is under Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) custody over ballots he collected as a hobby in the name of others although he claims he never used them. This article by Benjamin Weiser is published by New York Times. Here is an excerpt:
Two years ago, a Manhattan resident, Louis Koch, asked the New York City Board of Elections to mail him absentee ballots for the primary and general elections for 2020, the authorities said. He didn’t stop there.
Since then, Mr. Koch has obtained well over 100 absentee ballots in the names of other people, including politicians, journalists and lawyers, without their permission, according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court.
But despite ordering all of those ballots, Mr. Koch never cast them in an election. He told F.B.I. agents who interviewed him last month that he collected the ballots “as a hobby,” the complaint said.
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