Election judge accused of ditching polls to drive jitney goes to court


THIS GUY WAS A NOSHOW. REPORTER: YEAH HIS LAWYER TELD ME TODAY THAT HE DID ACTUALLY PLAN TO SHOW UP HERE EVENTUALLY. THIS IS THE POLLING PLACE WHERE THAT ELECTION JUDGE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE SETTING UP MACHINES, HELPING PEOPLE VOTE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, INSTEAD POLICE SAY HE WAS DRIVING AROUND TOWN PICKING UP PEOPLE FOR MONEY ALL WITH THE VOTING EQUIPMENT IN THE BACK OF HIS CAR. DARRIN FARMER LEFT COURT TODAY IN THE SAME CHEVY IMPALA HE’S ACCUSED OF DRIVING AS A JITNEY WHILE PEOPLE WAITED TO VOTE. WE CAUGHT UP WITH FARMER TODAY AT COURT. HE’S THE JUDGE OF ELECTIONS IN NORTH VERSAILLES AND IS SUPPOSED TO SET UP THE BALLOT MACHINES AND OVERSEE OPERATIONS AT THE POLL PLACE. YOU ONLY WORK ON ELECTION DAY BUT WHEN THAT TIME CAME LAST TUESDAY INVESTIGATORS SAY FARMER DROPPED HIS WIFE OFF AT WALMART AND STARTED GIVING PEOPLE JITNEY RIDES FOR MONEY. ALL THE WHILE AUTHORITIES SAY FARMER HAD ABSENTEE BALLOTS, VOTER ROLLS ANNIE ELECTRICS EQUIPMENT IN THE CAR SO NO ONE COULD VOTE FOR CLOSE TO THREE HOURS. DO YOU TAKE THE JOB OF ELECTION JUDGE SERIOUSLY? SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES USED SATELLITES TO TRACK A CELLPHONE IN HIS CAR AND FOUND HIM IN SWISSVALE WITH TWO CUSTOMERS. HE’S CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH RECORDS, FAILING TO PERFORM HIS DUTY AND OTHER CHARGES. HIS LAWYER TOLD US HE THINKS THE CASE SHOULD BE THROWN OUT SAYING DETECTIVES COULDN’T PROVE WHETHER ANYONE WAS HURT BY FARMER’S ACTION. TO HIS KNOWLEDGE HE DIDN’T KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WAS UNABLE TO VOTE THAT DAY, THEREFORE, NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED AND ALL THE CHARGES SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISMISSED. REPORTER: THAT ARGUMENT DID NOT FLY WITH THE JUDGE AND ALL CHARGES WERE HELD FOR TRIAL.

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  1. North Versailles cops and judges are the worst of any county in the USA. No doubt. The charges held because the judge goes by what he thinks and not what the laws say and state. Just like how I sat in jail for nothing. Because I didn't wanna be killed at my own house

  2. But you won't post that story you only care about what people assume or just think is going on. They won't expose the real stories here. The real crimes being committed are not by us in the community but by those who "run" it.

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