MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is expected to charge former county supervisor Peggy West with felony election fraud.
Milwaukee Police investigated a complaint referred from the Milwaukee County Ethics Board regarding West’s nomination papers, police said late Thursday.
Ortiz-Velez had filed an election complaint against West in January, alleging that West had improperly collected a number of her ballot signatures. It’s unclear if that complaint is what led to the criminal charge.
If it is about the signatures, that would be a strong message. There’s been shady things going on with this for a long time, but nobody is every investigated and charged. Until now…