Burlco Prosecutor: Claims of Illegal Voting Activity in Chesterfield Twp Unsubstantiated
“As a resident of Chesterfield and as its Deputy Mayor, I am proud to live in a community where racism is rejected and folks can recognize a poor loser for what he is.” – Koetas-Dale
By Ben Wolverton
Published: February 5, 2019 – 6:10pm
Updated: February 6, 2019 – 9:21am
Burlco Freeholder Balvir Singh leads Committeeman Shreekant Dhopte in the Oath of Office in January of 2019. (Marisa Murphy/WBNC News)
On January 28th, Davis commented on a public Facebook post, detailing his run for reelection against Shreekant Dhopte. “It [sic] Indian guy ran against me and he beat me by 116 votes I know for fact all the Indian people in Chesterfield voted for him and I also know that they are not United States citizens.” Davis went on to write that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office was investigating illegal voting activity in the 2018 election.
The Inquirer article reads, “[Davis] said he is hoping that the prosecutor will overturn the election and added that he plans to run again for township committee.”
When asked about the new information out of the Prosecutor’s Office in the Inquirer, Davis tells WBNC News Tuesday evening, “The Prosector’s office did not contact me with this information. If this if true I will make an apology to the folks of Chesterfield.”
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What isn’t clear is whether the incendiary posts from former-Committeeman Davis were made before or after the investigation was thrown out due to “lack of merit”. That answer could come with the results of our OPRA request with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.