Voter fraud alleged against Big Island candidate

Voter fraud alleged against Big Island candidate

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A County Council candidate on Hawaii's Big Island is accused of voter fraud.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports eight people announced Wednesday they want the state Attorney General's Office to investigate alleged tax and voting irregularities by Tiffany Edwards Hunt, a candidate for Council District 5.

Among those seeking an investigation is Sativa Sultan, campaign manager for another District 5 Council candidate, RJ Hampton.

The group alleges Edwards Hunt used the Pahoa address of her husband's surf shop on her voter registration form in the 2010 and 2012 elections rather than her home in Hawaiian Acres. The address was changed to Hawaiian Acres in 2013.

In the 2012 election, the surf shop was in Council District 4.

Edwards Hunt says she's confident no merit to the complaint will be found.

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