Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman’s attorney attempted to convince the judge in the 2nd Ward election fraud trial to admit a recording in which a voter admits to election officials to having voted in the municipal election without residing in the city.
A father and daughter testified at the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Thursday morning. Both witnesses called to the witness stand by former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman’s side testified to having cast mail-in ballots in last year’s municipal elections.
Councilman Shahin Khalique’s attorney cross examined Titu Miah, a witness who testified to handling more than a dozen mail-in ballot at Khalique’s campaign headquarter, in the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Wednesday morning.
The long-running 2nd Ward election fraud trial resumed on Friday morning with the testimony of five witnesses.
Two brothers testified at the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Friday morning stating both lived at their uncle’s Rossiter Avenue home and cast mail-in ballots from their former Walnut Street residence.
A couple belonging to the Christian Jehovah’s Witnesses sect testified at the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Thursday morning stating they signed mail-in ballots to “support the community” rather than to vote which is against their religion.
Mohammed N. Islam’s wife and children reside in Maryland. His three vehicles are registered in Maryland. His driver’s license is issued by the state of Maryland. He testified in the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Friday morning and stated he resides at a house on Paterson Avenue in Paterson.