Man Charged With Filing Fake Voter Registration Applications in Va.

A former resident of Alexandria, Virginia, is facing up to 40 years in prison after he allegedly used fake names to fill out voter registration applications.

Vafalay Massaquoi, 30, is facing four felony charges related to allegations of voter registration fraud, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said. Each charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

In the spring of 2016, Massaquoi was registering new voters as an employee of the New Virginia Majority, an advocacy group aligned with the Democratic party. According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Massaquoi fabricated applications and used fake names to fill out the registration forms.

The New Virginia Majority said Massaquoi was fired in June.

“Protecting the integrity of our elections so they remain free, fair, and accessible remains New Virginia Majority’s top priority,” the New Virginia Majority said in a statement Friday…

Source: Man Charged With Filing Fake Voter Registration Applications in Va. | NBC4 Washington