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Metro East election judge charged with voter fraud

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A Madison County Republican election judge is suspected of voter fraud after she allegedly filling out an absentee ballot for her dead husband.

Audrey Cook, 88, was charged with perjury and violating the Vote by Mail law in Illinois.

"Voter fraud cannot be allowed," Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said in a statement. "These cases are taken very seriously."

Cook told the Associated Press her husband died in September but she knew he wanted Donald Trump to be president.

Gibbons thanked the work of the Madison County Clerk's Office for uncovering the alleged voter fraud. 

Gibbons told News 4 that Cook will removed as an election judge. 

The charges against Cook are felonies and have maximum sentences of five years in prison.

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