3rd staffer for Va. ex-Congressman’s 2018 campaign is charged

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Authorities in Virginia have filed election fraud charges against a third former campaign staffer for ex-Republican Congressman Scott Taylor.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Heather Guillot was indicted Tuesday by a Virginia Beach grand jury. Guillot’s attorney, Richard Doummar, declined to comment on the indictment.

Guillot had served as a consultant for Taylor’s 2018 reelection bid.

Guillot is accused of submitting forged signatures of voters in order to get a third-party spoiler candidate on the 2018 ballot. The effort was widely seen as a strategy to siphon votes away from Taylor’s Democratic opponent, Elaine Luria, who ultimately won the race.

Special prosecutor John Beamer said the ballot fraud investigation isn’t over.

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