Missouri mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud

A tiny Missouri city that’s had its share of “political misfortune” is investigating voter fraud charges in a mayoral election decided by just 20 votes.


The city of Kinloch “has raised concerns to the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the Missouri Secretary of State about people being registered to vote in Kinloch who no longer live there. On April 2, the city gave the election board a list of 27 names of people who it claimed were illegally registered…


“The city has weathered much political misfortune in the last five years, including the imprisonment of a former mayor on federal fraud and theft charges and the hiring of a convicted felon as city manager.”


As always, the smaller the election, the bigger impact fraudulent votes can have.