Former top Wisconsin election official found guilty for obtaining fake absentee ballots

Former Milwaukee election official Kimberly Zapata was found guilty by a jury Wednesday for creating fake identities in order to obtain absentee ballots during the 2022 midterm elections. 

Zapata, who was previously the Milwaukee Election Commission’s deputy director, obtained three military absentee ballots using fake identities that she sent off to Republican state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who has supported overturning the results of the 2020 election. Following the verdict, Zapata was charged with one felony count of misconduct in public office and three misdemeanor counts of making a false statement in order to obtain an absentee ballot, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported

“She is the most vocal election fraud politician that I know of, and I thought that maybe this would make her stop and think and redirect her focus away from these outrageous conspiracy theories to something
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