August 10, 2017
A college student pleads guilty in federal court for registering deceased Virginia voters for the Democratic party during the 2016 election.
21-year-old Andrew Spieles was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for submitting 18 fraudulent voter registration forms when he was working for the democratic campaign.
Spieles job was to register voters information in a computer system at a political organization.
According to the Department of Justice, the register’s office discovered falsified forms for people who were either deceased, or had incorrect birth dates and social security numbers in August of last year.
Spielies admitted to the crime and was sentenced to 100 days behind bars.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s accusations of widespread voter fraud appear to be gaining steam as authorities arrest six other people for allegedly running a fake ID scheme in Massachusetts.
Officials say four of the suspects are clerks at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and involved in a scheme to produce fake identification documents through their agency.
The U.S. attorney’s office believes the false identities may have been used to fraudulently register to vote.
This comes after media reports claimed more than five million non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 election, suggesting the issue could have been more widespread in 2016.