LONDON, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man who was an election
officer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit voter fraud
during primary elections two years ago.
Acting U.S. Attorney James Zerhusen's office says 36-year-old
Charles Newton Weaver of Manchester admitted agreeing to change
votes of voters who were unfamiliar with new electronic voting
machines. The prosecutor's office says Weaver led voters to believe
their vote was cast by pressing one button, although a second
button was required to cast the vote.
Zerhusen's office says Weaver changed votes after voters left
the machines during the 2006 primary elections for county officials
in Clay County.
The secretary of state's office said after the 2006 primary that
some voters reported that they didn't know how to properly cast
their ballots and that they were misled by poll workers.
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