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Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
State v. Huff
Citation:319 Wis. 2d 258, 769 N.W.2d 154 (Ct. App.2009)
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McGee Jr. invited people to an election party. Due to suspicion of election fraud three undercover officers attended, none of them were eligible to vote because none lived in the correct district. Dodds testified that in talking to Huff, Huff stated he was bringing people downtown to vote for McGee Jr., and he would take Dodds downtown to vote for him. Huff took him downtown and said to go to the fifth floor and that they’ll give him something after he votes. When Dodds returned with an “I voted sticker” Huff gave Dodds 5 dollars. Dodds testified that upon return to the party Huff told him to send anyone who wanted to vote and essentially get paid for it to come see him. Brantley testified a similar set of events as Dodds, as Huff told him he would be paid and upon returning from voting Huff paid Brantley 5 dollars.Brantley testified as to Huff’s interactions with Barnes. Brantley stated that Barnes wanted to stay at the party so his excuse was he was a recent felon and could not vote. However, Barnes told Huff that he wanted to get paid for bringing people down for voting. Brantley testified that he saw Huff accordingly paid Barnes 5 dollars. Because none of the officers could vote and did not vote Huff was charged with conspiracy to commit election bribery.
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