Guilty Verdicts in an Espanola Voter Fraud Case

LAURA SEEDS WAS CHARGED WITH BREAKING THE LAW IN ORDER TO GET HER HUSBAND, ROBERT SEEDS, ELECTED TO THE ESPANOLA CITY COUNCIL IN 2016. HE WON THE ELECTION BY TWO VOTES. LAURA SEEDS WAS FOUND GUILTY ON FIVE FELONY COUNTS, INCLUDING CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE ELECTION CODE AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF ANOTHER PERSON’S ABSENTEE BALLOT.

SEEDS COULD GET MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON. THE NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE, WHICH PROSECUTED THE CASE, SAYS SEEDS FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN ANOTHER CASE INVOLVING COERCION OF VOTERS, INTIMIDATION IN A MUNICIPAL ELECTION, AND DISTURBING A POLLING PLACE.

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