Voter fraud case officially moves to higher court

The voter fraud case against Dubois woman Harley Laverna Lee Wells has been bound over to Wyoming's Ninth District Court nearly five months after it was originally filed. Wells faces three felonies: 2 counts of False Voting and one count of Voter Registration Offense. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines. She is currently out on a $10,000 cash bond. An arraignment hearing, where she'll enter a plea, has not yet been set. According to the affidavit filed in the case, upon reviewing Wells’s voter registration information, Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese alerted investigators to potential fraud. The investigator obtained the defendant’s criminal history and discovered that “she has used numerous alias names, several different social security numbers and two different dates of birth, and had at least four felony convictions in the state of Nevada,” the affidavit states. Convicted felons lose the right to vote, and according to the criminal records obtained, Wells did not have her civil rights restored. Voting records indicate that Wells voted both in the 2014 primary and general elections. #county10 #news