Scottsdale woman pleads guilty to voting for her late mother’s ballot | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale woman who was charged with illegal voting for voting by mail from her late mother in the November 2020 election is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.

Tracey Kay McKee pleaded to a reduced felony charge of attempted illegal voting in Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday.

Under a plea agreement, the Arizona attorney general’s office dropped an additional perjury charge and stipulated that McKee, 64, would be sentenced to probation with the possibility of 90 days in prison.

She will also have to pay around $1,800 in fines and costs and will have to complete 100 hours of community service. McKee will be sentenced in March.

McKee will also lose her right to vote until she completes her probation and a court restores her rights.

McKee’s mother died days before the county sent out early ballots in early October 2020. McKee filled out her mother’s ballot, forged her signature on the ballot affidavit, and mailed it, authorities said.

His attorney, Tom Henze, declined to comment.

Former President Donald Trump and his supporters claimed without evidence that the Republican lost in Arizona due to massive voter fraud.

But a thorough Associated Press review found only 230 cases of potential fraud, including 151 in Pima County, where prosecutors concluded no criminal charges were warranted.

McKee is one of 10 people charged with voter fraud so far across Arizona starting in the 2020 general election. President Joe Biden won Arizona by just under 10,500 votes.

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