Ballot Measure Signature-Gatherers In Arlington Indicted | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Ballot Measure Signature-Gatherers In Arlington Indicted

Play associated audio

This summer, a group in Arlington tried to get a measure on the ballot that would've changed the county's form of government. They failed, but the fallout from that effort continues.

Prosecutors in Arlington indicted two signature gatherers this week, Cheryl Simmons and William Cockerham, both accused of voter fraud and for making false statements on official forms.

A local group opposed to the measure says Simmons and Cockerham claimed they had personally collected signatures that were actually collected illegally by contractors from out of state.

Virginia law requires anyone gathering signatures for a ballot measure to live in the city where the measure would appear on the ballot.

NPR

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Frequently Banned

It's Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
NPR

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.