Board of Elections to meet on Matos nomination signatures scandal

This is a photo of Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Board of Elections will meet Tuesday afternoon with a recurring topic back on the agenda.

Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos is under investigation by the attorney general’s office and state police — and now the possibility she gathered fraudulent signatures in her effort to get on the ballot for Congress is back before the state’s Board of Elections.

According to reports from the Rhode Island Current, Randy Jackvony, a member of a seven-person Board of Elections panel, is expected to propose that the Board look into all 728 signatures Matos submitted on her Democratic primary nomination papers.

The Current reports that Jackvony doesn’t believe Matos wasn’t able to garner enough signatures, but wants to launch the investigation to show the Board is taking the matter seriously.

The meeting is expected to begin at 2 p.m. and will be streamed online.

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