Trump-Endorsed Candidate Accused Of Voter Fraud, Lying About Where He Lives
On June 18, WIVB News 4 Buffalo anchor Dave Greber tweeted news that Chris Jacobs, Republican nominee hopeful for New York’s 27th Congressional District, has been accused of voter fraud and election fraud.
- Gerber writes that the Erie County District Attorney has received a complaint alleging that Jacobs committed multiple fraudulent behaviors.
- Jacobs allegedly registered to vote in Orchard Park, or the 27th district, before he actually owned a home in Orchard Park. In November 2019, he voted in the district less than 30 days before the home became his primary residence.
- In March 2020, he allegedly filed federal elections documents claiming his primary residence was in the 27th district even though that was not his primary residence.
- Gerber also writes that WIVB News 4 Buffalo has “exclusive documents” from the complaint that show affidavits from private investigators and neighbors “stating Jacobs’ primary residence is on Saybrook Place in the 26th district, not in Orchard Park, which is in the 27th.”
President Donald J. Trump endorsed Jacobs on Twitter on June 11, stating,
Chris @JacobsNY27 is a Great Winner and Fighter for New York. He will never let you down! Strong on Crime, Military, our Vets, Reducing Taxes, Regulations, and importantly, our #2A. Vote on June 23rd. Chris has my Complete and Total Endorsement!
Jacobs responded to the allegations with the following statement:
This is nothing more than a desperate political stunt made by someone who is about to lose an election. My wife and I went under contract to purchase our home in Orchard Park on June 17th of 2019 and closed on our home on September 30 of 2019.