A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Monday to illegally voting five times last year in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. Leonard K. Brown, 56, still faces a charge of voting twice in the November presidential election and making a false statement to an election official on election day. Those cases have been rescheduled for trial in January. His sentencing on the five convictions resulting from Monday’s pleas will be scheduled sometime after that trial. Brown was among 10 people charged in March with a variety of charges related to voter fraud. He is charged with voting twice in the Nov. 6 election — in person in Milwaukee on that date and by absentee ballot in West Milwaukee four days earlier.
The guilty pleas involved votes in West Milwaukee in five prior elections. Brown was convicted of five felonies and now is prohibited from voting until his civil rights are restored.
Initially, Brown intended to also plead guilty Monday to a count of making a false statement to an election official related to the absentee vote, but Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf questioned the legality of that plea when Brown claims that he only registered on Nov. 6 and didn’t vote. As a result, that count moved to the trial date.
Full Article: Milwaukee man pleads guilty to five counts of voter fraud.