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.