NY GOP gubernatorial candidate 'worried about a political element' to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search

NY GOP gubernatorial candidate 'worried about a political element' to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search

Lee Zeldin, the New York Republican gubernatorial candidate, recently revealed that he is “worried there is a political element" to the Federal Bureau of Investigations' (FBI) search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

On August 16, Zeldin appeared on "The Breakfast Club" where he weighed in on the recent highly publicized search. During the radio interview, the Republican candidate insisted some of the individuals involved in the investigation may have a problem with the former president.

"There are people who are involved in this process ... who may be supportive of signing off on this, who do not like President Trump," Zeldin suggested without presenting any evidence to back up his claim.

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Zeldin's comments came shortly after reports began surfacing about Zeldin's alleged involvement in what has been described as "clear and convincing" election fraud. In fact, Democratic lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation into Zeldin.

"The petitioning centered on statewide Republican candidates seeking to run on an additional, key ballot line in the November election by reviving the moribund state Independence Party," TheTimes Union reported on Monday, August 15. "A spokeswoman for the state Republican Party, Jessica Proud, confirmed to the Times Union that signed Independence Party petitions were later dropped at their party headquarters on State Street in Albany — and bound in volumes at the party office — before submission to the state Board of Elections on the May 31 deadline."

The news outlet's report also explained the problematic issue surrounding questionable signatures.

Almost twenty percent of the 52,000 signatures required for"upstart third parties" on the election ballot were "xeroxed copies of other, original signatures within those same records," the Times Union explained. "The copied pages were interspersed in a manner leading some election experts to conclude their inclusion may have been intentional, possibly to inflate the number of signatures to surpass the daunting new threshold of 45,000 valid signatures for upstart state parties to gain ballot access."

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To view Zeldin's remarks from "The Breakfast Club," watch below or click here.

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