For the fourth time, the pre-indictment hearing date for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux has been moved forward in time. The case was to start today, Thursday, at 2 pm at the Nesbett Courthouse, but has been changed to Dec. 3.
The court calendar labeled the delay a COVID-19 event. Jury trials have been suspended in Alaska since March 16 due to the pandemic.
The initial charging document had been filed March 13 in the case that involves voter fraud.
LeDoux, who lost in this August’s primary election, faces 18 counts of first- and second-degree voter misconduct and unlawful interference of voting involving trying to get people registered in the district who were not qualified to vote in it in 2018.
According to charging documents, Representative LeDoux, Lisa Simpson, and Caden Vaught were principles and accomplices who knowingly provided false information on voter registration forms to show a residence address in House District 15, when there is evidence that Simpson and Vaught were not living, and had no intent to live, at the addresses provided at the time of the election.
The charging documents also allege that Representative LeDoux solicited a similar action by other individuals in 2014 in order to ensure they could vote in the House District 15 election.
Simpson and Vaught’s court dates have also been moved to Dec. 3.