Democrat Arrested and Indicted On 82 Counts of Voter Fraud.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to provide additional information, including the date of events and Trey Adkins’ current party affiliation.
In a startling development, Democrat county supervisor Trey Adkins of Virginia was arrested and indicted in 2022 on 82 felony charges involving voter fraud. He was serving as the Knox District Supervisor for Buchanan County.
Prosecutors say he allegedly showed up at the homes of voters with absentee ballot applications and ballots to ensure he would have their vote.
A grand jury indicted Adkins on 82 felony charges, including 34 counts of false statement and election fraud, 11 counts of absentee voting procedure violations, 11 counts of forgery of a public record, 3 counts of conspiracy to make a false statement and election fraud, and more. (Trending Now: Trump Indicted Again On Criminal Charges)
Bailey faces multiple counts of false statements, election fraud, conspiracy, and forgery of a public record. “Adkins was under investigation by Virginia State Police for over two years,” the report found. “Authorities said they would have little further to release before a trial.”
Prosecutors said, “The Rules of Professional Conduct prevents any lawyer participating in the prosecution of a criminal matter that may be tried to a jury from making an extrajudicial statement that the lawyer knows or should know will have a likelihood of interfering with the fairness of a trial by jury.”
The grand jury found cause to believe “Adkins has relied on an illegal absentee vote harvesting scheme since he was first elected to public office in 2011, repeating the process in his 2015 and 2019 bids for re-election.”
The report continued, “Investigations have shown that the scheme included hundreds of absentee ballots per election cycle and Adkins, with the help of his aunt, is said to have personally run the operation, showing up at the homes of voters himself with absentee applications and ballots to ensure he would have their vote.”
As a small community, the margin of victory is also small (within a couple hundred) so illegal activity can have a meaningful impact on elections.
Adkins responded, “It went on 10 years ago at one of my prior elections, my first election that I won, uh, you know, voters that voted absentee got harassed and asked various questions and had a target on their back.”
Since the indictment, Adkins has switched parties and ran in a recent GOP primary.