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Vote fraud suspected in race for state seat

By Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / August 14, 2012
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The district attorney in Hampden County is investigating whether a Republican candidate for state representative orchestrated an illegal scheme to cast absentee ballots on behalf of hundreds of voters in hopes of winning a primary election. Secretary of State William F. Galvincq, who referred the case to District Attorney Mark G. Mastroiannicq for possible criminal prosecution, said the alleged scheme in the Springfield suburb of East Longmeadow is extremely unusual and could lead to jail time for anyone involved.

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