WHAT DID SHE KNOW AND WHEN DID SHE KNOW IT?
We can now confirm that Charlie Chang is actually dead. The Fresno County Medical Examiner and Coroner said today that he died on Sept. 11, 2018, of natural causes, but there was no autopsy.
Chang was at the center of a voting scandal in District 15 involving Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux.
The Alaska Department of Law isn’t acknowledging that there is an investigation into the fraudulent voting which led the Division of Elections to flag suspicious activity on behalf of Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux’s campaign — such as requests for ballots for people who were dead. But Must Read Alaska has learned there is an investigation. And we have questions for the investigators:
How far back does Rep. LeDoux’s relationship go with Charlie Chang?
LeDoux is on the record saying her relationship with Chang goes back to 2009.
We know that Chang was hired by Rep. LeDoux in 2014 and 2018 (but not in 2016, when she had no primary challenger) to bring in the absentee vote from trailer parks where many Hmong-Americans live in the Muldoon area of Anchorage.
We also know Chang voted in Muldoon in 2014.
In 2018, LeDoux paid Chang $10,000, plus two mileage-point trips to Anchorage from Fresno to gather absentee ballots in her district. She wanted insurance to win the primary election. Then, after the election was certified and after incidents of fraud were identified, and after she visited him in California, Chang died. Investigators never had a chance.
- What were LeDoux’s instructions to Chang in 2018?
- How many votes was Chang instructed to gather for LeDoux in 2018?
- Did she tell Chang he could pay people for their votes?
Is it true that Chang stayed at LeDoux’s home in Anchorage when he was here?
How do we know that Charlie Chang is really dead?
We called the coroner’s office in Fresno.
Must Read Alaska can find no death record at the Fresno Bee or Sacramento Bee.
When did Gabrielle LeDoux learn he was dead and how did she learn it?
We know Gabrielle LeDoux went to California on approximately Aug. 28, and returned to Anchorage on approximately Sept. 11. LeDoux told KTUU on Sept. 12 that she learned on Sept. 11 that Chang had had a major stroke and died in a hospital. On Sept. 13th, the Fresno Democratic Party responded to a caller’s question and said that Chang had a stroke on Sept. 9th and died on the 11th.
When LeDoux went to California whom did she visit? Did she visit Charlie Chang?
Have investigators ensured that electronic communications have not been destroyed by LeDoux or Chang?
Investigators should get a search warrant for LeDoux’s phones, computers, and other devices. They will be able to track her movements in both California and in the trailer courts in her district.
Investigators should also get search warrants for the phones, computers and other devices of LeDoux’s staff, including Lisa Vaught, Greg Smith, and Courtney Enright (Smith and Enright have recently resigned). LeDoux’s reports to APOC show payments to all three for work done on her campaign.
Spoliation of evidence would be a crime right now if there is an active investigation, and could lead to an obstruction charge.
Who told LeDoux that Charlie Chang died?
Has LeDoux notified the Division of Elections that Charlie Chang should be removed from the voter rolls for her district since he is a) not a resident and b) dead?
In 2018, Chang was registered at 705 Muldoon Road, space 60. But in 2014, he was registered in space 165. There is no evidence he has ever lived there. He remains on Alaska voter rolls.
Did Charlie Chang or Rep. LeDoux actually fill out the ballots for people in District 15?
We know LeDoux filled out the requests for absentee ballots, but did she or Chang actually fill out ballots for others?
Did Charlie Chang give people money or something of value in exchange for their ballots?
That would be a problem.
SEND YOUR QUESTIONS
Do you have questions you would like answered relating to the voting irregularities in District 15, and whether Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux was complicit? Send them to Suzanne @ mustreadalaska.com.