A prominent Michigan official — who received an award from the state’s Democratic Party earlier this year — is now facing six felony charges for stunning election crimes.
Sherikia Hawkins, who served as a city clerk for Southfield, allegedly forged records and falsely marked absentee ballots as invalid during the 2018 midterm election.
The Democrat was arrested on Monday after the Oakland County Clerk’s office noticed discrepancies in voter counts while certifying absentee ballots from Southfield.
After police got involved and conducted an investigation, authorities found that records had been altered so that 193 voter files were improperly listed as invalid, Townhall reported.
The charges include:
- Count One: Election law – Falsifying returns/records, a five-year felony and/or $1,000;
- Count Two: Forgery of a public record, a 14-year felony;
- Count Three: Misconduct in office, a five-year felony and/or $10,000;
- Count Four: Using a computer to commit a crime – election law – falsifying returns/records, a seven-year felony and/or $5,000;
- Count Five: Using a computer to commit a crime – forgery of a public record, a 10-year felony and/or $10,000;
- Count Six: Using a computer to commit a crime – misconduct in office, a seven-year felony, and/or $5,000.
Southfield clerk Sherikia Hawkins charged with 6 election law felonies https://t.co/Ly4cpB0Jw5
— Lilli Sawyer (@LilliSawyer17) June 17, 2020
The trial will come on the heels of more voting irregularities that were reported by Michigan Capitol Confidential after the Barry County Sheriff received a ballot application for an individual who had been dead and had not lived in the county for twenty years.
Attorney General Nessel’s announcement of pursuing these charges comes on the heels of more potential fraud in Michigan, as irregularities with absentee ballots are reported.
“Given the troubling accusations against Clerk Hawkins and the reports of ballot applications being sent to individuals not eligible to vote we are calling for a full audit into absentee ballot applications in Michigan,” Tori Sachs, executive director of Michigan Rising Action, told Townhall.
Seems like quite a few top Democrats have found themselves in hot water lately.
Below are a few examples:
-Ed Buck, a 64-year-old white millionaire who spent decades donating serious money to prominent Democrats including Barack Obama and the Clintons, was arrested and charged with running a drug house. Two young black men had been found dead inside Buck’s apartment.
-Fall River Democratic Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses.
-A Democrat superior court judge in Massachusetts was arrested for assault and battery after she attacked her wife inside their home. Judge Shannon Frison allegedly “forcibly grabbed” her wife’s hair while she was holding a young child.
-A Democratic Indiana state representative and firefighter was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.