HE BROUGHT IN THE HMONG VOTE FOR LEDOUX
The man who was paid more than $10,000 by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux to deliver some 100 absentee ballots in the District 15 House race, has reportedly died.
His unexpected death was reported by LeDoux to KTUU news reporter Richard Mauer.
LeDoux travelled to California shortly after the Aug. 21 primary election, but it’s not known if she met with Chang, who is a registered Democrat in Fresno, Calif. but who voted in the District 15 primary election. He has several relatives in the Anchorage area.
LeDoux lost to her primary opponent on election night by three votes, but won after all the absentee ballots were counted. By the time she left the state, the integrity of the results of those absentee ballots were already in question.
According to LeDoux, Chang had felt a lot of stress from the District 15 corruption allegations, and he died of a stroke. It is not known if law enforcement had had a chance to interview him.
Among the suspicious voting patterns in District 15, ballots were requested by seven people who were dead, and several other people say they never cast a ballot, although ballots were received by the Division of Election in their name.
An investigation has been started by the State Troopers, and the case was referred to the FBI, according to Must Read Alaska sources.
Meanwhile, Jake Sloan, a Republican in the district, is challenging LeDoux by offering his name as a write-in candidate.