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Kimberly Zapata Criminal Complaint: Former Milwaukee Election Commission Deputy Director Charged [READ COMPLAINT]


The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against the former Milwaukee Election Commission deputy director who they say fraudulently requested absentee ballots reserved and sent them to Republican State Representative Janel Brandtjen.

Kimberly Zapata, 45, was charged with misconduct in public office and three misdemeanor counts of making a false statement to obtain an absentee ballot.

The criminal complaint says,

“Woodall-Vogg stated that Zapata was employed by the City of Milwaukee as Deputy Director of the Election Commission. She stated that on Monday, October 31, 2022, she sent Zapata an article regarding an unknown individual fraudulently applying for military absentee ballots and having them sent to JB. Zapata denied knowing about that. Woodall-Vogg also sent Zapata another message, this time containing a statement that was put out by JB regarding how easy it was to receive military ballots. Zapata responded, “She has a point.” On the afternoon of November 1, 2022, Zapata approached Woodall-Vogg at work. At that time, Zapata admitted to Woodall-Vogg that she had created three fraudulent voters and used that fraudulent information to send three ballots to JB. Zapata told WoodallVogg that she made up the identifies of the voters and sent them to show how easy it is to commit fraud in this manner.”

Read the Kimberly Zapata Criminal Complaint here:

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Jim Piwowarczyk
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now.

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