2021 Virginia – Criminal Conviction – Jonathan Meade West Sr.
Jonathan Meade West, Sr., of Hayes, was charged with a felony for attempting to cast two ballots in the 2020 general election. West first voted absentee at the Gloucester County Voter Register’s office. He then returned four days later and tried to cast a second ballot. He was stopped from casting a second ballot when the election worker checked his information using a back-up to the VERIS (Virginia Election Registration Information System) system since it was not working that day. He was convicted of an amended misdemeanor charge of obtaining services under false pretense after attempting to vote twice. West, a self-described “unabashed conservative,” was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 12 months, fined $500, and ordered to pay $96 in court costs.