Eastern NC residents charged with voter fraud

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GOLDSBORO - Three Eastern North Carolina voters were arrested and charged after state investigators and elections members determined they used fake addresses to vote in last year’s primary election, according to reports.

31-year-old Terrell William Graham, 31, of Goldsboro; 55-year-old David Edward Williams of Goldsboro; and 19-year-old Keymonti Winn-Hocutt of New Bern, were each charged with one count of corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters.

Winn-Hocutt was also charged with one count of double voting.

The NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) began an investigation into allegations of election law violations in May at the request of the NC State Board of Elections (NCSBE). As a result, it was determined that three eastern North Carolina residents used fraudulent addresses to vote in the May 2018 primary election. The investigation also found that Winn-Hocutt had voted twice in that election.

Graham’s bond was set at $5,000 secured and Williams’ bond was set at $1,000 unsecured. Winn-Hocutt’s bond is undetermined at this time.

The NCSBE and SBI would like to thank the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Goldsboro Police Department and the Craven County Sheriff's Office for their assistance as well as the Wayne County Board of Elections for notifying State Board of Elections investigators about possible election violations during the early voting period before the May 2018 primary.

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