A Mail Carrier Took People’s Absentee Ballots Requests And Switched Their Party To Republican – By David Mack (Buzzfeed) / July 9 2020
Thomas Cooper of West Virginia is facing eight years in federal prison.
A West Virginia mail carrier is facing prison time after admitting he attempted election fraud by changing the party registrations of people who had requested absentee ballots for the state’s June primary, officials announced Thursday.
Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork signed an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election and one count of injury to the mail.
In a May 26 criminal complaint, prosecutors detailed how the Clerk of Pendleton County discovered the eight 2020 primary election COVID-19 mail-in absentee requests appeared to have been altered using a black pen.