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Investigative Report: As Many As 25% Of Entries On Candidate’s Petition May Be Invalid

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A man’s petition to appear on the primary ballot for Aliquippa City Council may not contain enough valid entries to meet the minimums required by law, an investigation by the Beaver Countian has revealed.

Robert “Bobby” Williams submitted the signed and notarized petition forms to the Bureau of Elections, seeking to be placed on the May 21st primary ballot as a Democratic Candidate for City Council. A previous investigation by the Beaver Countian raised serious questions about whether the man actually even resides in the City of Aliquippa.

The Beaver Countian examined all 116 lines on the 3 petitions submitted by Williams to determine if they contained the required information, and then cross referenced each petitioner against registered voter rolls for the City. Each valid line must by law contain the signature, printed name, address, and date of signing for a registered voter from the same party as the candidate. The elector’s place of residency must make them eligible to vote in the race.

As many as 29 of the lines examined by the Beaver Countian, 25% of all entries, appeared to have some problem which may disqualify them as being valid. Potential candidates are required to have 100 valid signature lines to appear on the primary ballot for the City of Aliquippa. If challenged by voters with standing in Aliquippa, Bobby Williams could find himself excluded if a court subsequently determines the lines which appear to be problematic are indeed invalid.

Petition 1 of 2

Line 26 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 28 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 28, 29, 30
Line 29 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 28, 29, 30
Line 30 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 28, 29, 30
Line 34 – Does not contain both signed and printed name of elector
Line 35 – Does not contain both signed and printed name of elector
Line 39 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 42 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 44 – Blank line
Line 45 – Does not contain date of signing
Line 47 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 47, 48
Line 48 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 47, 48
Line 53 – Does not contain date of signing

Petition 2 of 2

Line 02 – Does not contain address or date of signing
Line 08 – Does not contain date of signing
Line 10 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 11 – Does not contain a full address or date of signing
Line 16 – Does not contain a full address or date of signing
Line 19 – Does not contain printed name, address, or date of signing
Line 22 – Does not contain full address or date of signing
Line 24 – Does not contain address or date of signing
Line 25 – Does not contain address or date of signing
Line 32 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls

Addendum

Line 01 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 1, 2, 3
Line 02 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 1, 2, 3
Line 03 – Handwriting appears similar for electors listed on lines 1, 2, 3
Line 05 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 11 – Elector may not appear on the voter registration rolls
Line 12 – Candidate’s entry. Residency of Robert “Bobby” Williams may be in question.

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Editorial Note: For clarification, the Bobby Williams mentioned in this article is not the same man who ran against Jim Christiana for state representative.

John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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76wita95
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76wita95

Ding mofo dong, we got multiple counts of voter fraud.

Good work JP..

Check the other baffoons applications I bet they got same thing, let’s see if mayor DeWann will Wii be the care taker of the city and press the charges the election board and court, bet Georgie boy getting nervous his ticket crumbling. Wait Myron will save day ….wait he is quip solicitor, wut…rooo we got a problem

Dean Stewart
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Dean Stewart

Poor Georgie, his handpicked boy is in trouble!!!!

Christine Basar Wert
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Christine Basar Wert

I rented off of Bobby Williams (aka the crook)on station street back in the 70’s. He used to come into my apartment and use my phone for long distance calls when I wasn’t home. He changed the locks on my doors before I got everything out of my apartment. Does he still own that dump?

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable

What a dirtbag.Glad you got away from that crook.

Uh Oh
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Uh Oh

UH OH LOOKS LIKE QUIPPA IN FOR IT NOW THAT JP STARTIN TO SNOOP!!!!!!! :surprised:

David Kane
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David Kane

Is this the continuing story of lets “Get the Sheriff”

John Q Public
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John Q Public

Let’s hope so because the Sheriff needs to be stopped. :thumbsup:

whiteguy
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whiteguy

Somebody sure as hell needs to. The guy is an out of control lunatic, and not to mention one of the many corrupt BC politicians who are successful only at running our once great County into the ground. Never mind that what this guy appears to be doing is wrong and illegal, whether or not he is one of the Sheriff’s cronies or not.

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