State Election Official Indicted for Ballot Tampering
This woman may have altered the election results in this Virginia county. With the presidential elections drawing closer and closer, how can we ensure that our votes will be protected?
From The Epoch Times. A Virginia election official charged with corruption changed the results of the 2020 presidential election, resulting in false results being reported, according to newly disclosed court filings.
Former Prince William County registrar Michele White “altered the election results within the state reporting system, VERIS,” according to one of the documents.
“Her alterations resulted in the false reporting of the election results from Prince William County,” it stated. …
The statement came from a defense filing, summarizing some of the allegations from state prosecutors against Ms. White. …
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares’s office did not deny finding that Ms. White altered election results.
“We do not comment on pending litigation,” Victoria LaCivita, a spokesperson for Mr. Miyares, a Republican, told The Epoch Times via email. …
At the time of the indictment, [Eric Olsen, the current Prince William County registrar] said that the Prince William County Office of Elections had provided information to authorities that led to the charges.
The office also claimed that Ms. White’s conduct “did not impact the outcome of any election contest.” …
Approximately 62 percent of the votes cast in Prince William County for president went for Joe Biden, according to the results the county reported. Former President Donald Trump received 35 percent of the vote, with the rest going for Jo Jorgensen or write-in candidates.
Order Grants Access
In a March 2023 order also released this week, the judge overseeing the case granted the defense and prosecution access to the 2020 election records held by Jacqueline Smith, the clerk for the Prince William County Circuit Court.
The order said that the parties would be supervised while inspecting and copying the records by the clerk’s office. …
Mr. Olsen, among others, were subpoenaed in the case to answer questions, according to the filings obtained and released by Just the News. …
Ms. White is currently scheduled to go on trial in January 2024.
Her trial was delayed from April 2023 after the defense asked for more time to prepare, the Prince William Times reported. Prosecutors said they would have been ready for a trial as early as August 2023.
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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
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