The State Attorney’s Office has stated that the charges arise from inquiries into 32 cases of suspected election fraud, adding that most of these cases have been closed without investigation. However, according to a news release on Tuesday, the office noted that some remain under investigation.
Those who were charged include Colleen A. Kirchoff, 60, of Naperville; Thomas E. Wojciechowski, 73, or Carol Stream; and Adam P. Butler, 51, officials said in the release.
Kirchoff was charged with forgery and perjury after officials said she allegedly attempted to cast a ballot for someone else. Officials said Butler was charged with a count of forgery and one count of perjury in the election code, while Wojciechowski was charged with one count of perjury.
Two others—Darrick Kent, 43, and Amy Kent, 41—of Austin, Texas, were charged with one count of perjury in the election code.
“I would like to thank County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek and her office for their fine work in uncovering these alleged violations and bringing them to our attention,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “The charges filed today are the direct result of the cooperation and professionalism displayed by the Clerk’s Office throughout the entire investigation.”
His office did not provide any more details about the charges or the investigation.
“The very foundation of our country is built upon fair and free elections,” Berlin added. “Elections are a sacred duty and while the five defendants charged today represent an infinitesimal percentage of the 491,067 votes cast in the 2020 general election, it is important that anyone suspected of attempting to interfere in any way in the election process be investigated and charged where appropriate.”
A judge on Tuesday signed arrest warrants for the five suspects, and each person’s bail was set for $1,000, reported WBBM.
After pleading guilty to election fraud charges, the mayor pro tem of a Northern California city resigned last week. According to local news outlet Wild Rivers Outpost, Crescent City Mayor Pro Tem Alex Campbell entered a plea to making a false declaration of candidacy in Del Norte County Superior Court.
Separately, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, after more than three-quarters of absentee ballots cast in the June 2020 Democratic runoff election were found to be invalid, a notary who had taken part in the election was found to be invalid.
(Source: The Epoch Times)
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