What Are All These Ballots Doing On Some Guy's Bed?
Charges of election fraud are flying in Little Armenia, as council candidates John Choi and Mitch O'Farrell have filed complaints with the district attorney accusing each other of stealing votes. The latest sign that something suspicious might indeed be going on is the above photo -- posted last month on Instagram -- which appears to show a large number of vote-by-mail ballots sitting on somebody's bed.
The photo appears to have been posted from the Instagram account of Mamikon Sargsyan, a 19-year-old who volunteered for the campaign of Sam Kbushyan in the primary. Kbushyan finished a surprising third out of 12 candidates, thanks largely to a strong performance with Armenian absentee voters.
The Choi campaign found the photo of the ballots on the bed on Instagram, and forwarded it to the Weekly. The Weekly attempted to contact Sargsyan to inquire whether he had posted them online, but he did not answer calls. The Instagram account includes photos of Sargsyan which also appear on his Facebook page.
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