(The Post Millennial) – The LA County District Attorney released a statement on Friday saying that Isaac Galvan, a Compton City Councillor, has been charged with election fraud.
It is alleged that Galvan worked together with Jace Dawson in a scheme to ensure that Galvin would retain his seat in a then upcoming election. It is also alleged that Dawson attempted to bribe an employee of the registrar’s office while ballots were being counted.
Others named in the allegation were said to be registered to vote using Dawson’s Compton address, though they were not legally residents of Compton.
The press release announcing the charges reads, in part:
“Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon,” who faces a recall election and is the recent subject of a “no confidence” vote, “announced that Compton City Councilmember Isaac Galvan and five others were charged today for obtaining fraudulent votes in a June runoff that ultimately was decided by one vote.”
“Elections are the cornerstone of our democratic nation. We must do everything in our power to protect the integrity of the electorate process and to ensure that elections are free and fair. The people of Los Angeles County expect and deserve a government that is free of political corruption at every level.”
“Galvan (dob 2/14/87), Jace Dawson (dob 3/30/87), Kimberly Chaouch (dob 11/20/72), Toni Morris (dob 3/10/87), Barry Reed (dob 8/21/59) and Reginald Streeter (dob 7/16/70) were charged in case BA497713 with conspiracy to commit election fraud. Galvan also faces one count of attempted bribery with intent to influence an election.”
The City of Compton, part of the greater LA area, usually makes the headlines for things such as violence, but this time it’s alleged election fraud.