A former election judge in South Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes for Democratic candidates and accepting bribes from a political consultant, authorities said this week.
Domenick DeMuro pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting that he fraudulently added to the vote totals for Democratic candidates for Common Pleas Court judge in 2015 as well as for Democratic candidates in the 2014 and 2016 primary elections, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
He also pleaded guilty to violating the Travel Act by using his cell phone to promote illegal activity — in this case, bribery — U.S. Attorney William McSwain announced Thursday.
DeMuro was paid between $300 and $5,000 to influence each election.
He would “ring up” extra votes on a voting machine and then falsely certify that the voting machine results were correct, authorities said.
“DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth