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Family listed address as a vacant lot to commit voter fraud, charges say

407 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Ill, where charges allege a family listed their address to commit voter fraud.
407 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Ill, where charges allege a family listed their address to commit voter fraud.

A father and his two children have been charged with voter fraud for allegedly falsifying their voter applications, saying their address was in a vacant lot in Brooklyn.

Calvin C. Borders Jr., 58; Calvin C. Borders, 34; and Candice N. Borders, 35, were all charged Sept. 7 with perjury.

“The cases were developed based on information received through the public integrity hotline we established several months ago and investigated by our public corruption task force,” said St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly.

The Borders all said they were registered to vote at 407 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, which is a vacant lot in the city, according to court documents. The father and daughter both live in Madison, while the son lives in north county St. Louis, authorities said.

All three posted $5,000 for their release on bond. The charge is a class 3 felony.

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