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Iowa woman sent to prison in voter fraud scheme to help Republican husband get elected

SIOUX CITY - The wife of an elected Republican official in Iowa is guilty of dozens of counts of voter fraud and now will serve time in prison for her crimes leading up to the 2020 elections.
Jeremy Taylor, Woodbury county supervisor, Iowa. A Republican.

SIOUX CITY – The wife of an elected Republican official in Iowa is guilty of dozens of counts of voter fraud and now will serve time in prison for her crimes leading up to the 2020 elections.

An Iowa woman was sentenced today to four months in prison, four months of home confinement, and two years of supervised release for a voter fraud scheme she perpetrated during the Iowa 2020 primary and general elections.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Kim Phuong Taylor, age 50, of Sioux City perpetrated a scheme to generate votes in the June 2020 primary election and November 2020 general election. Taylor’s husband was an unsuccessful candidate for Iowa’s 4th U.S. Congressional District in the primary election, and subsequently a successful candidate for Woodbury County Supervisor in the 2020 general election. Taylor submitted or caused others to submit dozens of voter registrations, absentee ballot request forms, and absentee ballots containing false information. For example, although many of these documents required the signer to affirm that he or she was the person named in them, Taylor signed them for voters without their permission and told others that they could sign on behalf of relatives who were not present.

A federal jury convicted Taylor in November 2023 of 26 counts of providing false information in registering and voting, three counts of fraudulent registration, and 23 counts of fraudulent voting.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Timothy T. Duax for the Northern District of Iowa; Assistant Director Michael Nordwall of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division; Special Agent in Charge Eugene Kowel of the FBI Omaha Field Office; and Acting Inspector in Charge Brad Mahs of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Denver Division made the announcement.

The FBI Omaha Field Office and USPIS Denver Division investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Richard B. Evans of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron Timmons for the Northern District of Iowa prosecuted the case.

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