Michigan official, once honored by state democrats, charged with altering ballots

From Yahoo: Sherikia Hawkins was charged Monday with six felony counts for allegedly altering absentee ballots during the November 2018 election in her capacity as city clerk for the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich.

Hawkins, a 38-year-old registered Democrat, stands accused of altering 193 absentee ballots. She was arraigned Monday in Southfield on charges including falsifying returns or records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and multiple counts of using a computer to commit a crime. She was released on $15,000 bond.

The alleged misconduct was discovered after the Oakland County Clerk’s Office noticed that 193 voter files had been changed to reflect that the voters failed to include a valid signature or return date, when all of the implicated voters had in fact included both items. The county clerk’s office later discovered the original voter files in the trash at the election-division office. The Michigan State Police then launched an investigation that resulted in Hawkins’s arrest.

In a statement announcing the charges, Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel and secretary of state Jocelyn Benson, both of whom are Democrats, stressed that Hawkins’s behavior was anomalous and did not affect any election outcomes.

“Voting is fundamental to the very essence of our democracy,” Nessel said during a Monday news conference. “It is incumbent upon state governments to safeguard the electoral process and ensure that every voter’s right to cast a ballot is protected.”

Hawkins, who makes $101,500 per year, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of her trial.

The Michigan Democratic party honored Hawkins this year with the prestigious Dingell/Levin award at its annual Legacy Dinner in Detroit, and she was included in the Michigan Chronicle‘s “40 under 40” list in 2017.

Hawkins, who has overseen a total of 16 elections in Oakland County, began working in government in 2010 as deputy city clerk for the city of Pontiac, according to her LinkedIn profile. She was serving as the Pontiac city clerk when Democrat Gary Peters won a very tight congressional race against Republican Rocky Raczkowski in the state’s ninth congressional district in November 2010, the same election cycle that Republicans overwhelmingly reclaimed the House majority. Peters, who has since been elected to the Senate, bested Raczkowski by just 6,405 votes out of a total 245,055 cast.

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Alma
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Alma

I made an arrangement to the lyrics. But the rhythm keeps it moving.

Keep it comin’ Trump
Keep it comin’ Trump
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it…

KC and the Sunshine Band, Hialeah, Fl 1973.

Kat
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This woman was an award-winning Leftist BECAUSE she does things like voter fraud. The Anti-Americans have taken leave of all morals and values which once steered our society.

Alma
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Alma

Sherikia, baby, did those $15,000 bond come from the pay off you got for changing the ballots? If you blew the money, baby you gonna be scrub’n toilets fo’ a long time.

Dan
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Dan

Sherikia is one more among many thousands of examples that democracy in America is a dangerous and eventually fatal conceit of the right. What Republicans cannot understand is that democracy is as much a failed god as communism was in the last century. Nothing better captures this Republican delusion about the absurd sanctity of democracy than Scalia’s claiming there is no Christian morality or natural law that trumps the will of the people in a democracy (see Liberty, The God That Failed by Christopher Ferreira, beginning p. 586, if you doubt Scalia said this). As Richard Weaver pointed out, comity… Read more »

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Detroit pole workers took voted democratic ballots out of the ballot box and re-ran them through the ballot counter. Three times as many votes as there were ballots.
They can’t win without cheating, because liberalism is a mental health problem.

William
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William

This is not “anomalous”, it’s business as usual. Sherikia just be doin’ her job yo. Once this is fixed she’ll be promoted. The 2016 ‘recount” was called off because in one Detroit district there were 34 percent more votes for Clinton than there were registered voters. Like majick. So they didn’t want to open that can of worms. Just another example of the miracle of democracy

Michael Garrison
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Michael Garrison

A Democratic official stated later, “the only way to stop voter fraud is to kill all voters.”

Emily Summer
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Emily Summer

So now this bit=ch is on paid leave? Paid vacation with taxpayer money? Nice work, if you can get it. Just like Lois Learner. Where’s the punishment in that? Make her work 60 hour work weeks with no overtime pay like many of the taxpayers. (spit)

chiphenry
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chiphenry

Paid Administrative leave. Crooks!