TAVARES, Florida – A woman from Clermont did not plead any dispute against 10 counts of submitting false registration information on the electoral lists before the presidential primary election of 2020, according to court records.
Cheryl Hall, 65, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. A judge withheld from adjudication of the felony charges, each carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
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Authorities arrested Hall in March 2020 after the Lake County Election Supervisor discovered 119 voter registration applications that appeared to be bogus.
Party affiliation with at least 30 Democratic voters has been changed to Republican affiliation or no party affiliation without the knowledge or permission of voters, officials said. Ten of these voters filed complaints with the election supervisor.
Authorities said the forged applications had identical handwriting and were submitted to election offices in Seminole and Orange counties by a third-party voter registration organization.
Hall surrendered after investigators contacted that organization.
At the time of her arrest, photographs on Hall’s Facebook page showed her posing at political events with prominent Republicans including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Senator Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, Sean Hannity, Roger Stone and Donald Trump, Jr..
Articles on the same Facebook page suggest that she is heavily involved in local politics as a member of the Lake County Republicans and has participated in voter registration events.
Hall could not be reached immediately for comment. Hall’s old phone number was disconnected and no one answered a voicemail message left at another number associated with Hall.
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