Woodbury County auditor responds to voter fraud arrest involving wife of Supervisor Jeremy Taylor

Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:59 AM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill spoke to the media Friday morning about the more than 50 voter fraud allegations against the wife of Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor.

According to a press release, 49-year-old Kim Taylor was arrested in what the U.S. Department calls a scheme to generate votes in the 2022 primary election when her husband unsuccessfully ran for congress and the 2020 general election when he was elected to the board of supervisors.

County Auditor Pat Gill said he informed the FBI when a stack of ballots were all signed by the same person.

“What they had was a stack of ballots there that were written in, and this is the first time I have ever seen this, that you could tell by looking at them that were all filled out by the same person. That was my read on it,” Gill said.

Pat Gill spoke on the process working but he did not speak on the future of the county supervisors and what steps will take place next.

“I believe the process works. But my fear is, is that the legislature is going to overreact we already made it much more difficult for folks to vote absentee,” said Gill.

Kim Taylor had her initial court appearance Thursday and is charged with 26 counts of providing false information three counts of fraudulent registration and 23 counts of fraudulent voting. if convicted she faces a maximum penalty of five years for each count. It is unknown if any legal action will be taken against Jeremy Taylor as Gill said he will continue to work with the FBI.

“It really doesn’t have anything to do with any relationship between supervisor Taylor and myself, it’s about the integrity of the process. And that’s what I’m very concerned with is that I want people to feel good about the process and that it works,” said Gill.

It is not known if the alleged fraud could have swung election results. As of now, Jeremy Taylor is still on the board of supervisors, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Jan. 17.

You can watch Gill’s full news conference below.