Louisiana Sheriff Election Ruled Void over Voter Fraud
In a revealing case of voter fraud serving Democrats, the Caddo Parish sheriff election in Louisiana was declared void by the court after the Republican candidate took the case to the court.
It was a close race between Democrat Henry Whitehorn and Republican John Nickelson for the next sheriff of Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. The election, held on November 18, ended in a cliffhanger official victory for Whitehorn, who was declared the winner by only one vote. A recount was done on November 27 and maintained the result of Whitehorn’s one-vote win.
However, not satisfied with a mere recount, Nickelson filed a lawsuit demanding that he be declared the winner or the election be redone because of illegal votes cast in the election. The judge reviewing the case found that the final vote count included at least 11 illegal votes even after the recount. These invalid votes included a couple that were cast twice by the same voters, five mail-in ballots that violated the election law, and four votes by interdicted persons who were legally not eligible for casting a vote.
The judge, Justice E. Joseph Bleich, ruled the election result void on Tuesday (December 5) and ordered a new election. According to KTSB, the earliest date for the reelection is March 23. Nickelson hailed the judge’s ruling as a victory for election integrity.
As the news of the election voided by the judge over voter fraud issues hit social media, memes deriding Democrats flew around.
The left-leaning Newsweek appeared to have second thoughts on calling the voter fraud “widespread” in their story title. The updated story page added a note saying:
The headline on this article was updated to remove the word “widespread” when describing the voter fraud.
Not unexpectedly, Whitehorn was less than thrilled. In his post-ruling statement, he was cited saying:
“Of course I am disappointed about the court’s decision to overturn the will of the people of Caddo Parish. I was always taught that the person with the most votes wins, even if that’s by a thousand votes or by one vote.”
The Guardian reported on Wednesday (December 6) that Whitehorn has approached a state appellate court to reverse Justice Bleich’s ruling. The Democrat also stated that he would take the legal battle all the way up to the state Supreme Court if needed.