Votes for Ice Cream?


ice-creamAllegations that Monsey, NY, voters were enticed to vote in exchange for ice cream machines are being investigated by the Rockland District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said today that his office was investigating the matter after a referral from the state Board of Elections. The investigation stems from a 2005 primary election, during which an advertisement in Community Connections, a Monsey weekly newspaper, promised free ice cream makers to the first 2,000 Monsey residents to vote.State election law states that it’s a felony to entice voters with “money or other valuable consideration,” even if votes are not sought for a particular candidate.

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