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

'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
NPR

Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."
NPR

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.
NPR

Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.

Leave a Comment

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