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      Southeast Iowa woman accused of voter fraud

      Kelli Jo Griffin, 40

      A southeast Iowa woman is facing a perjury charge related to voter fraud.

      A press release from Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz states that 40-year-old Kelli Jo Griffin of Montrose has been charged with perjury after registering to vote and voting in a 2013 city election.

      The charge was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation before being turned over to the Lee County Attorney??s Office for prosecution.

      According to court records, Griffin was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled for a jury trial in early March.

      Iowa online court records don??t indicate the nature of Griffin??s original felony conviction.

      Perjury is a class ??D?? felony in Iowa, and carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

      Schultz??s office announced eight additional arrests for voter fraud, those cases all originated out of Blackhawk County.