Skip to comments.Democrats ‘Shocked’ Michigan Election Official Was Charged with Felony Election Fraud
Posted on 09/24/2019 10:46:19 AM PDT by Red Badger
A Michigan election official on Monday was arrested on charges of voter fraud in connection with her oversight of the November 2018 election, much to the surprise and dismay of state Democrats.
Southfield City Clerk Sherikia L. Hawkins, 38, was charged with six felony criminal counts, including falsifying records, forgery of a public records, misconduct in office, and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime, according to a press release from the Michigan Attorney Generals Office.
Hawkins was praised just four months ago by the Michigan Democratic Party, and was a Dingell/Levin Award honoree.
Huge shoutout to Sherikia L. Hawkins, our Dingell/Levin Award honoree for this years MDP Legacy Dinner!
Posted by Michigan Democratic Party on Saturday, May 18, 2019
An online bio says that Hawkinss community involvement demonstrates her strong commitment to the edification of all residents, adding that she was recognized in 2017 by the Michigan Chronicle as a 40 under 40 award recipient. Hawkins was further identified in the bio as an adjunct faculty member teaching political science at Oakland Community College.
State Democrats expressed their shock upon hearing the allegations against Hawkins.
According to the press release, Southfield voter count discrepancies were flagged by the Oakland County Clerks office while attempting to certify Southfields absentee ballots and forwarded to the Secretary of States office. After a thorough investigation, Michigan State Police determined that election records had been altered.
The charges, which are tied to unauthorized and inaccurate changes made to absentee ballots, were announced during a joint news conference by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Monday afternoon.
Voting is fundamental to the very essence of our democracy, Nessel said. Every citizen must know when they enter the ballot box that the vote they cast will count.
Michigans Public Integrity Unit of the Department of Attorney General, which was designed to ensure that public officials or law enforcement officers who commit crimes in Michigan are held to account, is charged with leading the prosecution against Hawkins.
Today upon learning that the Southfield City Clerk was formally charged with multiple crimes under Michigan election law, I exercised my authority under Michigan law to exert supervisory control over local election officials and directed the clerk to refrain from administering any election while there are charges pending against her, Benson said. Our elections are the foundation of our democracy, and under my and Attorney General Nessels administration there will be no tolerance for any actions that undermine that foundation anywhere, anytime, by any person or official.
Benson also stated that Hawkins actions did not affect the outcome of the election, noting that there were no voters that were disenfranchised.
Hawkins turned herself in and was arraigned Monday morning in front of Judge Michelle Friedman Appel, chief judge of the 45th District Court. She was released on $15,000 bond and a probable cause conference is currently scheduled for Sept. 30.
Don’t need a pic.
It should be a felony. This is fraud used to get control of multi-billion $$$ budgets.
This is a preview of 2020.
they’re shocked the got caught!
We should punish election fraud with very long prison terms.
“She also had administered 16 elections in Oakland County and holds a master municipal clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
“Sherikia takes pride in using unconventional methods to engage the community in voting,” the website says. “
Per the Detroit News
Really? Why? A Democrat election official here in Cincinnati admitted openly that she voted 6 times for Obama in the 2016 election. I think she’s out of jail now.
All shall have prizes!
there were no voters that were disenfranchised.
MMokay, whatever that these fools know of.
Why cheat if you didn’t have to?
Why cheat if you are not going to win by cheating?
OF COURSE PEOPLE WERE DISENFRANCHISED, why else would anyone do this?
New elections for all the election races that this official was in charge of, immediately.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!!
There should a camera at every polling place to count how many people entered and how many votes were made. That would be too easy.
that she voted 6 times for Obama in the 2016 election. I think shes out of jail now.
Hopefully they threw her into the crazy ward
‘Cause Obama wasn’t running in 2016
Bullshit. The moment you alter a ballot, a voter has been disenfranchised. This ought to be a hanging offense.
We need more investigations leading to criminal charges when voter Felonies have been committed.
We also need more controls, checks and balances, cameras in polling places.
It should be a hanging offense....................then it would stop.................
Cameras can record faces, match them up with public databases, including facebook, also can count exactly how many entered/left the facility
However, they are not cheating at the voting booth, they ‘rats are too smart for that, they cheat at the mailbox with the absentee ballots. Its just too easy to tamper with them, change them, toss out the ones that are not in your favor, etc. And in some states, you can go door to door to collect them and fill them out as well.
That is why Democrat registers, going around registering people at fairs or whatever, are also registering you to vote absentee, so if you don’t put yours in the mail, they will get it from you in person or make one up to substitute yours.
That is how they are stuffing the ballot box.
They were shocked that she was charged. Not that she would actually do it. They expected her to get away with it.
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