12.07.2021 – 21:51
Marko Kepi, an Albanian from Shkodra and former US Marine who ran in the Republican Party election to replace Staten Island city member Steven Matteo, is being investigated for vote rigging in the New York election.
According to the American daily New York Post, federal investigators are investigating the tactics used in the campaign by Marko Cape, who is known as a supporter of former President Donald Trump. The New York City Election Board has cast doubt that he may have falsified ballots to favor himself in the local election race.
According to an Election Board document, concern has been expressed about the 1,050 missing ballots received by four Cape campaign staff. Many of the ballots had signatures that did not match the voting records and, in at least one case, the name of a deceased person was used to cast a ballot.
According to the newspaper, this is a case similar to what happened during Cape’s campaign for the State Assembly in 2020, a race he lost to Michael Tannousi.
Marko Kepi is not an unknown name for Albanians, as together with journalist Marin Mema raised over 1 million dollars for families affected by the November 26 earthquake