A Milwaukee woman is charged in what appears to be the state’s first election fraud case of the season. 21-year-old Endalyn Adams is accused of submitting dozens of false voter registration applications to the city.
It was her job to sign up potential voters for the Community Voters’ Project and she could have been fired if she didn’t submit 15 registrations per day, according to prosecutors. Authorities said it amounts to a quota. The same thing happened in the 2004 presidential contest and the state responded by banning payments for each registration an outside group submits. It was supposed to remove the incentive for submitting false names.
Milwaukee prosecutors said Adams is now one of 49 people being investigated as a part of two groups the Voters’ Project, and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Prosecutors allege she submitted well over 50 false names and the city was able to remove them all from its voter list.