Goldsboro men face voter fraud charges

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Two men from Goldsboro and one from New Bern are facing voter fraud charges after police say they used fake addresses to cast ballots in the May 2018 primary election.

Thirty-one-year-old Terrell William Graham and 55-year-old David Edward Williams, both of Goldsboro, were charged with one count of “corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters,” according to a release from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The SBI began investigating allegations of election law violations in May at the request of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, according to the release. “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.”

Keymonti Winn-Hocutt, 19, of New Bern was charged with one count of corruptly taking the oath prescribed to voters and one count of double voting. All three men were arrested on June 12.

Graham and Williams were being held at the Wayne County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 and $1,000 secured bonds, respectively.

The Wayne County Board of Elections office had notified the State Board of Elections investigators about possible voting violations during the early voting period before the May 2018 primary, according to the release.

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