A grand jury indicted a former Virginia election official on two felony counts alleging corrupt conduct as an election official, resulting in false results of the 2020 presidential election being reported, recently obtained court documents state.
According to reports, former Prince William County general registrar Michele White “altered the election results within the state reporting system, VERIS.”
“Her alterations resulted in the false reporting of the election results from Prince William County,” the court filings stated, The Epoch Times reports.
Just the News reports that the current general registrar said his predecessor’s alleged conduct didn’t impact any election outcomes.
White reportedly filed for a “Bill of Particulars” for prosecutors to provide more detail about the alleged wrongdoing.
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Just the News reports:
In a county where President Joe Biden received 54% of the vote in the 2020 presidential election to former President Donald Trump’s 44%, an election official at the time allegedly “altered election results” in the state’s reporting system, leading to three grand jury indictments last year.
In September 2022, former Prince William County general registrar Michele White was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts alleging corrupt conduct as an election official and making a false statement, and one misdemeanor indictment of willful neglect of duty by an election officer. White’s jury trial is set to begin on Jan. 16, 2024, and go until Jan. 26.
White had abruptly resigned in 2021 without explanation.
When the Virginia attorney general’s office announced the indictments last year, the only additional information offered was that White allegedly violated the law between August and December 2020, but details regarding the alleged actions were not given.
Just the News gathered additional information on the charges against White by obtaining documents from the Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office through a court records request.
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“Ms. White argued through a lawyer in the document that the best evidence of the results were being kept under seal by the county clerk, and that the judge overseeing the case should let her access the evidence,” The Epoch Times reports.
Per The Epoch Times:
In a March 2023 order also released this week, the judge overseeing the case granted the defense and prosecution access to the 2020 election records held by Jacqueline Smith, the clerk for the Prince William County Circuit Court.
The order said that the parties would be supervised while inspecting and copying the records by the clerk’s office.
“It is the discretion of the clerk to decide how records may be copied and who may accompany the defense team and prosecution team to assist in the review of these records,” Virginia Circuit Court Judge Carroll Weimer. Jr. wrote, granting the motion from the defense. The judge rejected the request for funds to cover an audit.
Ms. Smith did not return a request for comment.
In a separate document, the Virginia attorney general’s office listed documents that it is utilizing in the case. The list included a Word document titled “2020 discrepancies summary – POTUS,” “an Excel spreadsheet titled “VERIS CHANGE LOG ANALYSIS,” and a document titled “November Change Log PWC Only.”
The tranche also included an email titled “call me please” and an Adobe file titled “EAC_Data_Summit_Philly.”
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) held a summit in Philadelphia in 2018 to “examine ways election officials could use all types of data to improve processes and inform decision making,” according to a summary from the commission.