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Prominent Dem Arrested, Charged With 6 Felony Charges Surrounding Election Fraud Charges Filed Against Sherikia Hawkins [Flashback]

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ICYMI 9/25/19 – Did you see this on CNN? Of course you didn’t. Of course I could be wrong.

Martin Walsh at Explain Life sets up the story:

A prominent Michigan official — who received an award from the state’s Democratic Party earlier this year — is now facing six felony charges for stunning election crimes

Sherikia Hawkins, who servers as a city clerk for Southfield, allegedly forged records and falsely marked absentee ballots as invalid during the 2018 midterm election.

The Democrat was arrested on Monday after the Oakland County Clerk’s office noticed discrepancies in voter counts while certifying absentee ballots from Southfield.

After police got involved and conducted an investigation, authorities found that records had been altered so that nearly 200 voter files were improperly listed as invalid.

“Our elections are the foundation of our democracy, and under my and Attorney General [Dana] Nessel’s administration there will be no tolerance for any actions that undermine that foundation — anywhere, anytime, by any person or official,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a statement.

Hawkins was arraigned on Monday and released on $15,000 bond.

Sherikia Hawkins is facing election fraud charges. (City of Southfield)

Fox News reports:

According to court documents, Michigan police found that 193 absentee voter files were changed in the city’s computer system to say they either had no signature or no return date, when they had both valid signatures and return dates.

Police stated that after Oakland County Election Director Joseph Rozell found that Hawkins had submitted altered reports, his staff found the original ones in a trash can at the election division office.

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