You've not heard of this as this linked essay makes clear. S'pose it's because you are not SUPPOSED to hear about this sort of thing?
...So who is Reed and why is she newsworthy? In June, she is alleged to have to have mailed out around 300 ballot requests to voters with the Democratic Party box already checked off. Some how the police got wind of her “shenanigan” — perhaps with the help of election officials who say Reed is not affiliated with their office — and Reed was arrested. She has since been charged with “unauthorized absentee ballots,” which is a level 6 felony. If found guilty, she faces six months to 2.5 years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000....
Only 300? She couldn't get a school-crossing-guard no-show job in Chicago for only 300. But she's in Evansville, IN., and that could be the difference in a Mayor's race.
But it's only a little fraud, as my now-deceased Milwaukee Democrat pol would say, while winking.