U.S. vs. Daniel Raymond Griffith, Ina May Lavery, Lula K. Barnard, et al.: Indictment


Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14057: United States vs. Daniel Raymond Griffith, Ina May Lavery, Lula K. Barnard, Lois Mannon Puffer, Charles Franklin Baldwin, Minerva Grubbs Kenmuir, George Stephen Hayde, John William Curns, and Martha J. Baldwin, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 2nd Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election. The indictment states that votes for the Republican presidential candidate were instead counted for other candidates, and that the defendants knew the count as recorded on tally sheets and other statements was "false, fradulent, untrue and corrupt." More than 70 votes were shifted from Paul R. Byrum to C. Jasper Bell in the 4th District Congressional race. Griffith, Lavery, Barnard, and Puffer were acting as election judges, and Baldwin and Kenmuir served as election clerks.

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Kansas City, MO
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NARA ID 573453, Criminal Case Files, 1879 - 1987
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