Complaint filed: Absentee ballots sent to San Antonio cemetery

Complaint filed: Absentee ballots sent to San Antonio cemetery

Complaint filed: Absentee ballots sent to San Antonio cemetery

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by Jeff Goldblatt / KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 9:49 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — On the eve of Election Day, Bexar County resident Weston Martinez expressed some grave concerns.

He filed a complaint with the Texas Secretary of State after he claims he uncovered a slate of absentee ballots requested from the same east-side address.

"People we shared the documents with thought it to be a Halloween joke. We informed them it was no laughing matter," said Martinez, who held a press conference on Monday at 3530 Roland Ave.

The address is that of Eastview Cemetery, a privately-owned graveyard.

"I was gravely concerned," he said. "My main concern as a citizen is making sure the voters rights are protected."

Martinez said he obtained documents on Oct. 30 that show more than five dozen requests for absentee ballots from this address, despite the fact there's not a living soul there. He filed a formal complaint on Oct. 31 with the Secretary of State. He told KENS 5 the case has now been forwarded to the Attorney General.

"We just want to be sure that things like this are not going on in the future and make sure that people's vote is appropriately counted," he said.

Martinez did not provide any evidence that any fraudulent votes were cast as a result of any of this.

Phone calls to the cemetery's main office went unanswered Monday before 5 p.m.

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