St. Louis-area mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud
KINLOCH (AP) - Incoming Kinloch Mayor Betty McCray arrived at City Hall Thursday only to have the city attorney attempt to serve her with impeachment papers over allegations of voter fraud.
According to documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through a records request, the city has raised concerns to the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the Missouri Secretary of State about people being registered to vote in Kinloch who no longer live there. On April 2, the city gave the election board a list of 27 names of people who it claimed were illegally registered.
McCray had defeated Mayor Darren Small on April 7 with 38 votes to his 18. Another candidate, Theda Wilson, received two votes.
City Attorney James Robinson said the Board of Aldermen voted to suspend McCray on Monday. He served McCray with impeachment charges Thursday when she attempted to enter city hall. Robinson also told Alderman Eric Petty, an ally of McCray's, that the board had drafted articles of impeachment against him. Both decline to accept the charges.