Holiday Burke, who is accused of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms in Indiana, has retained a former city-county councilor to fight the charges. Attorney Karen Celestino-Horseman said in a statement late Friday that Burke did nothing wrong. “Holiday Burke executed her duties in accordance with Indiana state election law, and this case has no merit,” Celestino-Horseman said. “State law requires registration efforts turn in every application. Holiday did so while clearly noting to the appropriate authorities which applications had inconsistencies or appeared problematic so that the county clerks could better do their job.”
Burke, 25, was a manager for the Indiana Voter Registration Project, a group with ties to several organizations that support Democrats.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced felony charges against the group and 12 of its employees on Friday. They are accused of submitting false, fictitious or fraudulent voter registration applications in Marion and St. Joseph counties.
… Indiana State Police detectives acknowledged in probable cause affidavits filed Friday that some packets of voter registrations submitted to county election offices included sticky notes noting problems.