A voter fills out a ballot in Ames, Iowa. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
The wife of an Iowa county supervisor has been charged with 52 counts of voter fraud for her actions during her husband’s failed bid to run for Congress in 2020, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Driving the news: Kim Phuong Taylor of Sioux City, Iowa allegedly filled out and forced others to submit dozens of voter registrations, ballot request forms and absentee ballots that contained false information while her husband sought the Republican nomination for the US 4th Congressional District , the DOJ said.
- Taylor allegedly signed documents for voters without their permission and told voters they could sign documents for relatives who weren’t present, according to the DOJ.
- She faces 26 counts of providing false information in registration and voting, as well as three counts of registration fraud and 23 counts of fraudulent voting.
- Taylor, if convicted, faces a maximum sentence of five years on each charge, the DOJ said.
Context: Her husband, Jeremy Taylor, is a former member of the Iowa House who finished third in the race for the Republican nomination for Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat, reports the Associated Press. The winner, Randy Feenstra, was elected to Congress in November 2022.
- Jeremy Taylor, who represents District 5 on the Woodbury County council, is not charged with any wrongdoing, according to the Sioux City Journal. He is a candidate for re-election in 2024.
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