Issuance of fake voter ID cards is investigated
On Wednesday, the State Elections Board heard details about its staff’s investigation into the case and voted to suspend further action until any criminal investigations are complete.
« This is one of the most serious cases we’ve encountered in our investigation, » said Shawn LaGrua, the inspector general for the secretary of state’s office.
The clerk thought she recognized a woman who asked to be issued a free voter ID card in November 2007, but the name didn’t seem right. After issuing the card, a records check after the woman left proved the same woman had received a card six months earlier under the name LaRae Shelton. Scannable Fake IDs
This might not be the first incident.
« In fact in Richmond County, there have been questions since the beginning of the issuing of voter ID cards why Richmond County has sometimes had a large number of voter ID cards (than) in the past, » Ms. LaGrua said. « And we had some suspicions, and they were confirmed by this investigation. »
Ms. LaGrua did not give the board evidence of other problems, Good Fake IDs and her spokesman, Matt Carrothers, declined to elaborate.
Andy Garner, an investigator on Ms. LaGrua’s staff, and Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Michelle Walden interviewed Ms. Shelton, who told them she got the bogus card at her boyfriend’s urging to cash a check stolen from Sherrie Andrade, buy fake ids who is registered to vote in Chatham County.