Chaos in District 4
March 12, 2009 at 8:02AM
Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Hoagie reported allegations involving vote fraud in the Democratic Party's endorsement vote for city council district 4. Blogger Matt Hogue alleged that a vote may have been cast in that race by someone merely pretending to be a committeeperson. Hogue surmises that the vote was most likely cast for Patrick Reilly, who won the endorsement, though of course the ballots are cast in secret. I've spoken to both Anthony Coghill, the District 4 candidate who first made the fraud allegations, and Jim Burn, the chair of the county Democratic Party. Both confirmed that allegations had been made -- though contrary to Hogue's post, no court injunction has been sought.