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.
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