Tuesday 18 Jun 2019


Three Arrested For Voter Fraud Charges

The NC State Bureau of Investigation began an investigation into allegations of election law violations in May at the request of the NC State Board of Elections.  As a result, it was determined that three eastern North Carolina residents used fraudulent addresses to vote in the May 2018 primary election.  The investigation also found one of those individuals voted twice in that election.  On Wednesday, June 12, the following individuals were arrested and charged:

  • Terrell William Graham, 31, of Goldsboro ($5,000 secured bond – Wayne County Sheriff’s Office)
    • 1 count corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters (NCGS 163A-1389 (6))
  • David Edward Williams, 55, of Goldsboro ($1,000 unsecured bond – Wayne County Sheriff’s Office)
    • 1 count corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters (NCGS 163A-1389 (6))
  • Keymonti Winn-Hocutt, 19, of New Bern (Unknown bond at this time – Craven County Sheriff’s Office)
    • 1 count corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters (NCGS 163A-1389 (6))
    • 1 count double voting (NCGS 163A-1389 (7))

The NCSBE and SBI would like to thank the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Goldsboro Police Department and the Craven County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance as well as the Wayne County Board of Elections for notifying State Board of Elections investigators about possible election violations during the early voting period before the May 2018 primary.

11 Comments

  1. Ann Rowe says:

    I really think the people working on the inside should be more aware of the things that they are doing, if your name came up once SMH how could it come up again sooooo why did it take so long to catch things like this so move it out of the way, move on, next time let’s have voter ID, all is well…

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    • SMH says:

      Voter ID isn’t the cure for all voter fraud but this situation shows it does occur. To be honest until they allow observers at the polls to make sure the poll workers do everything they are supposed to do and allow them to follow up on provisional ballots to make sure they are valid, voter fraud will continue. They also need to get all records online and work stations for the poll workers to search, verify and update information about when and where someone voted. The USA demands observers at other elections around the world. Too bad they aren’t willing to look at our’s that closely.

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      • Jones says:

        True, it won’t stop the fraud and those that are inclined to do so will always find other ways to cheat the system. It’s amazing to me how creative criminal minds can be. Too bad that creativity can’t be directed towards legal, productive ideas.

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      • Jim Brewer says:

        SMH- Poll workers are trained in the use of the computers and programs used for voting. We are able to update address changes. We can direct the voter to the proper polling station. We can give voters a provisional ballot as required and we advise said voter how a provisional ballot is counted. Once a legal voter has voted, the system marks them as having voted. However, if the voter uses false names or addresses, the system may not pick that up. Observers are allowed at the polling sites, but must abide by state and federal voting laws as applied to observers. Elections will never be perfect. Voter ID is an option to stem voter fraud. The people of NC voted for ID, but the governor, bowing to political pressure, vetoed the will of the people. I suggest that anyone who has questions or concerns regarding voting visit the county elections office. There they will receive explanations and answers to questions.

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        • SMH says:

          Although I vote every year, perhaps I am not recalling the most recent elections. Thank you for that clarification.

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  2. Fed Up says:

    And they probably voted for Hillary in 2016.

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  3. SMH says:

    Still think there’s no need for Voter ID?

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  4. Adamrothman says:

    I think we are all aware of party affiliation.

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  5. Lawrence says:

    Why isn’t these people pictures not posted in the paper like everyone else? A crime is a crime, no matter what type.

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  6. Carter says:

    Wonder who they were voting for?

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