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St. Louis County Election Fraud: Three Charged, Andrew Schafer Facing Forgery Allegations

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Andrew Schafer.
Three St. Louis county residents allegedly committed some sort of voter fraud in spring municipal elections involving absentee ballots -- but the extent of the offenses remains unknown.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office this week charged Jerrell Sherod, 30, and Rachelle Oliver, 53, each with a count of a "class one election offense." Andrew Schafer, 31, is facing two counts of that same charge -- along with two counts of forgery.

Rita Heard Days, director of elections for the county, tells Daily RFT that "some things just didn't look right regarding the absentee ballots. That's always a major concern."

She says that Gary Fuhr, the Republican elections director, launched the investigation, and eventually county police became involved.

Days says the charges relate to the April municipal election, but she doesn't have any more information to offer at this time.

A county police spokesman tells Daily RFT that he believes the three were working together.

Part of the charges, police say, relate to falsified occupancy permit records.

Here are the two other mugs:

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Jerell Sherod, left, and Rachelle Oliver.

Here's a short summary from county police.

On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued warrants on Jerrell Sherod, 30 years of age, of the 2500 block of Burchard, St. Louis, Missouri, 63136, for one count of a Class One Election Offense; Rachelle Oliver, 53 years of age, of the 11900 block of Larimore, St. Louis, Missouri, 63138, for one count of a Class One Election Offense and Andrew Schafer, 31 years of age, of the 5700 block of Jennings Station Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63136, for two counts of a Class One Election Offense and two counts of Forgery.

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Keith Siatkowski
Keith Siatkowski

I am sorry, but you didn't answer my question. You simply made unfounded statements. I can't imagine that you actually believe what you just typed. Seems to me that you are throwing out talking points. Regardless, you are incorrect.

Jay Brandt
Jay Brandt

Three. The voting rights of hundreds of thousands are being restricted due to the great voting fraud scandal...and three have been found in this case...four in another....THAT is the scandal. And you assume it would have been a bigger story had it been Repubs...really? That's a big assumption with no fact to back it up? Have you seen the huge stories about the voter fraud for Romney...there have been many cases...well...so far as many as the Dems...in other words...not a big story either way. http://www.salon.com/2012/09/26/fla_voter_fraud_charge_has_ties_to_romney/

Jay Brandt
Jay Brandt

Three. The voting rights of hundreds of thousands are being restricted due to the great voting fraud scandal...and three have been found in this case...four in another....THAT is the scandal.

Max Schulze
Max Schulze

It's not a problem when it's Democrats being scumbags, right Jay?

Frank Motlik
Frank Motlik

Nope... Not at all surprised. Let me guess... LIBTARD DemoRats...

Keith Siatkowski
Keith Siatkowski

Michael, surely you understand the point that I am making. If these guys had been padding the votes for republicans then it would have been a bigger story and that fact would have been in bold with the capslock left on. I don't understand how requiring ID blocks minorities, students or elderly. Please explain.

Michael P Goggins
Michael P Goggins

Comparing a violent act like rape and three idiots committing absentee ballot fraud is just batshit crazy!! What is the deal with conservatives and rape,really?

Michael P Goggins
Michael P Goggins

The key words in the story are Absentee Ballots. That means no amount of voter ID checking at the ballot box could have prevented the idiots from committing the act. Not one of the bills pushed by republicans would have caught this violation. The fact that Republicans need to block minorities, students and the elderly from voting says more about them than any election ever would. They pander to an ever shrinking base that in any fair election would be a loss in most places. Instead of alienating and obstructing, they should actually propose policy that would increase the chances of someone else voting for them. By the way, they probably do not know the party affiliation of these idiots, because they work for whoever pays them. Also a majority of early voting is done by democrats and absentee ballots by republicans. Voter fraud done at the polls by someone showing up and claiming to be someone else happens less than perfect games, but absentee ballot fraud is very much a problem!!

kjoe7
kjoe7

What the hell is rft nowadays? There is simply nothing in it worth reading online, or in the paper editions in the bars. Sad.

Keith Siatkowski
Keith Siatkowski

I read the article. This was obviously a case of Democrats engaging in voter fraud. However, there is no mention of the political affiliation of the suspects. HOW do I know that these are democrats? BECAUSE THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE POLITICAL AFFILIATION OF THE SUSPECTS. But when republicans suggest that voters need to show ID then it is a HUGE scandle. /facepalm.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

how much rape is "just a little bit...not worth worrying about"?

Jay Brandt
Jay Brandt

Three??? Scandal!! It's time to restrict the voting rights of all minorities, elderly and students to fix this huge problem threatening our Democracy!!!!

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Annoying as Hell, try to read an article and it directs me to Google play store to install candy crush, which I already have, about to stop reading RFT over this shit

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