Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Feds Arrest Sullivan County Council Member For Vote Fraud And Witness Tampering
In a very rare prosecution, federal agents have charged Max Judson, a Democratic member of the Sullivan County Council, with vote fraud and witness tampering. Judson, who won his 2014 Democratic primary race by just 18 votes, is accused of enabling a person who didn't reside in Sullivan County to illegally cast a vote in the Democratic primary and improperly assisting 15 other registered voters in casting absentee ballots in that race. Judson is also accused of tampering with witnesses. According to WTHI-TV, Judson faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of the vote fraud and witness tampering charges. It is highly unusual to see a case like this brought by federal authorities. State prosecutors typically handle election law violations.