“A federal jury in Sioux City, Iowa, convicted an Iowa woman today for a voter fraud scheme during the Iowa 2020 primary and general elections,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

Kim Phuong Taylor, 49, of Sioux City, was found guilty of 52 counts of voter fraud by the jury.

Taylor’s husband ran for Congress and lost the GOP primary in 2020 for the seat held by former Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Taylor “perpetrated a scheme to fraudulently generate votes for her husband in the primary election for Iowa’s 4th U.S. Congressional District in June 2020.”

“After Taylor’s husband lost in the primary, he ran for Woodbury County Supervisor in the 2020 general election and Taylor again engaged in ballot fraud, causing absentee ballots to be fraudulently requested and cast,” the DOJ said.

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From the DOJ:

Taylor submitted or caused others to submit dozens of voter registrations, absentee ballot request forms, and absentee ballots containing false information. Taylor completed and signed voter forms without voters’ permission and told others that they could sign on behalf of relatives who were not present.

The jury convicted Taylor of 26 counts of providing false information in registering and voting, three counts of fraudulent registration, and 23 counts of fraudulent voting. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each count. A sentencing date will be set after a presentence report is prepared. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Fox News reports:

Prosecutors said Kim Phuong Taylor, a Vietnam native, approached numerous voters of Vietnamese heritage who had limited English comprehension and filled out and signed election forms and ballots on behalf of them and their English-speaking children.

Kim Phuong Taylor submitted or caused others to submit dozens of voter registrations, absentee ballot request forms, and absentee ballots containing false information, prosecutors said.

She completed and signed voter forms without voters’ permission and told others that they could sign on behalf of relatives who were not present, the Justice Department said.

She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each count.

Woodbury County election officials became aware of possible voter fraud in September 2020, when two Iowa State University students from Sioux City requested absentee ballots, only to learn ballots had already been cast in their name, according to the Associated Press.

The students were allowed to withdraw those ballots and cast their own, but Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill, who also is an election commissioner, held onto the fraudulent ballots.

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