U.S. vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, Pete Wilson Brummet, et al.: Indictment


Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14115: United States vs. John Jenkins, Edmund B. O'Brien, "Pete" Wilson Brummet, Dan Wiczkoski, Fred Johnston, Leona M. O'Brien, John F. Green, Elizabeth England, Clara Wilk, and Merle Thompson, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 21st 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 30 votes were shifted from Paul R. Byrum to C. Jasper Bell in the 4th District Congressional race. Johnston, O'Brien, Green, and England were acting as election judges, and Wilk and Thompson 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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