Grand jury indicts 8 North Carolinians for voter fraud

February 16, 2022 GMT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Eight people have been indicted by a grand jury for voter fraud in a North Carolina county following an investigation by the state Board of Elections, a prosecutor said.

District Attorney Jon David’s office said investigators with the elections board presented numerous cases of individuals swearing falsely in a primary or general election to a Brunswick County grand jury last week, the StarNews of Wilmington reported. There have been two arrests as of Tuesday evening, according to David’s office.

The district attorney said in a news release on Tuesday that the defendants are all illegal immigrants or convicted felons whose voting rights have not been restored.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work to serve arrest orders for those indicted, officials said.