AP: Felony Charges Filed in Missouri Early-Voting Initiative

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The Associated Press reports:

Four people are facing felony charges over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition that unsuccessfully sought to put an early-voting proposal on the Missouri ballot, Secretary of State Jason Kander said Monday.

Kander said his office turned its investigative findings over to Boone County law enforcement officials, who filed the recent charges. There were 1,000 questionable signatures flagged in Boone County alone, including those of deceased individuals.

“I have zero tolerance for elections fraud or any kind of fraud,” said Kander, a Democrat planning to run for U.S. Senate next year. “It doesn’t matter what the subject is or anything like that, what matters is that people don’t break the law, follow the process.”

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