Updated 03/05/2012 05:08 PM
Deliberations to resume Tuesday in Troy ballot fraud trial
Deliberations continue in the Troy Voter fraud case. Jurors are currently reviewing six weeks’ worth of testimony. Our Lori Chung has been following the case and joins us now with the latest.
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TROY, N.Y. -- Deliberations will continue Tuesday morning in the Troy ballot fraud case.
On Monday, the jury spent more than six hours reviewing testimony in the case against Rensselaer County Democratic Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough and Former City Councilman Michael LoPorto.
The seven women and five men are weighing 103 forgery related counts against the two defendants.
Prosecutors said the men were linked to a plot to file phony absentee ballots in the 2009 Working Families primary to benefit Troy Democrats.
Attorneys on both sides say there's no way to know which way the jury is leaning, but both remain confident with the cases that they put forth.
Special prosecutor Trey Smith said, "I'm not very good at predicting what jury's thought processes are. I do know from past experience, they always seem to add something, and that's what I look forward to. They bring their collective wisdom and experience to the case."
"They were very attentive, and I think the evidence that came out on the people's case favored the defense," said Brian Premo, McDonough's attorney. "And there's a lot of charges, and there was a lot of witnesses. They were very attentive. In my opinion, this was a very good jury."
Jurors will be reviewing DNA and handwriting analysis when they return on Tuesday.