Rus Thompson is about to stand trial in New York State Supreme Court, before Hon, Justice Russell Buscaglia, on felony charges of voter fraud.
For the record, this is the first time the Erie County District Attorney’s Office has been known to criminally charge a citizen for felony voter fraud.
In fact, in the history of New York jurisprudence there is no known precedent for a prosecution of this kind.
True, John O’Hara, a Brooklyn attorney and political candidate, was charged criminally for registering to vote from a place that did not qualify as his residence under Election Law. While O’Hara was convicted, a judge overturned the conviction on Jan. 12, 2017.