EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - A voter fraud scandal continues to play out in East Longmeadow. Enrico "Jack" Villamaino, who is running for State Representative, resigned his position as an East Longmeadow selectman Wednesday night. Villamaino sent an email to the Town Clerk.
The 22News I-Team tracked down Villamaino in Connecticut.
Villamaino hasn't said anything publicly since this investigation into voter fraud began. So the 22News I-Team went searching for answers.
Trying to get some answers, the 22News I-Team went to an address we had listed for him in East Longmeadow. No one answered the door, but a note pointed us to Enfield, Connecticut.
That's where we found him.
Not coming to the door, but speaking through an open window, Villamaino didn't want to talk about why he resigned and gave a "no comment" when asked if he was staying in the State Representative race.
Villamaino's resignation does leave an open spot on the East Longmeadow Select Board, but if he does decide to pull out of the State Representative race, it's too late to get his name off the ballot.
Bob Howarth is consulting Marie Angelides, she is running against Villamaino in the primary. He's not worried about Villamaino's name being on the ballot.
"It changes it to the extent, I really thought she was going to prevail in the primary anyway, now I don't think there's any doubt that she'll prevail in the primaries", says Howarth.
East Longmeadow selectman Paul Federici said that people should not jump to conclusions about Villamaino's resignation.
"Obviously you can infer a lot from his resignation, but until someone is front of a judge, I'm not going to cast judgment on anyone because if I was in the same position, I'd want the same consideration from the people around me,"
The investigation started when some people in East Longmeadow had their voter registrations switched to Republican in advance of the September 6th state primary. State investigators say that they have two key suspects in the case, but they have not released their names. It is unclear if the investigation will be closed in time for the primary in two weeks.
"I think the district attorney put it best, his time limit is not their time limit", says Howarth.
Howarth told 22News that Marie Angelides will talk publicly for the first time Friday morning about this investigation. The winner of the Republican primary will face the incumbent, Democrat State Rep. Brian Ashe in the November election.