Crowley Woman to be Sentenced for Election Fraud
Delores Handy of Crowley has been convicted on an Election Fraud Charge for purposely failing to mark an elderly voter's ballot in the manner dictated by said voter.
That's according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who says the crime happened in Acadia Parish. The case was tried in Lafayette Parish following a motion of the defendant.
“Maintaining voter integrity is the cornerstone of free and fair elections," said Attorney General Jeff Landry in a press release from his office. "My office will continue to protect this process and our most vulnerable citizens. I applaud AAG Joseph LeBeau and AAG John Russell for their efforts to protect Louisiana voters. Today’s conviction further supports my belief that every valid, legal vote cast should be counted.”
“Voter fraud undermines the very foundation of our democracy and is all the more egregious when perpetrated against vulnerable populations like elderly voters,” added Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. “Close cooperation with the Attorney General's office resulted in today's conviction, which serves as a reminder that election integrity matters in Louisiana, and every allegation of voter fraud is taken seriously.”
Handy is now facing a fine of $1,000.00 or one year in prison, or both. She is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Jules Edwards, III on September 24, 2020.