A Virginia man is heading to prison after he attempted to register deceased and nonexistent individuals to vote for Democrats in the 2016 election.
Andrew Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, Va. pled guilty Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and will serve a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days, CBS affiliate WTVR reported.
Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes, an organization affiliated with the Democratic Party, when he attempted to commit voter fraud, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.
"In July 2016, Spieles' job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg," a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson said. "In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address, and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar's Office in Harrisonburg."