Clermont woman pleads no contest to submitting false voter records

Cheryl Hall, 65, is facing 10 counts of submitting false voter registration information.

Cheryl Hall, 65 (ClickOrlando.com\)

TAVARES, Fla. – A Clermont woman pleaded no contest to 10 counts of submitting false voter registration information ahead of the 2020 presidential primary election, court records show.

Cheryl Hall, 65, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. A judge withheld adjudication on the felony charges, each of which carried a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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Authorities arrested Hall in March 2020 after the Lake County Supervisor of Elections discovered 119 voter registration applications that appeared to be fake.

The party affiliation of at least 30 Democrat voters was changed to either Republican or No Party Affiliation without the voters’ knowledge or permission, officials said. Ten of those voters filed complaints with the Supervisor of Elections.

Authorities said the falsified applications had identical handwriting and were submitted to elections offices in Seminole and Orange counties by a third-party voter registration organization.

Hall turned herself in after investigators contacted that organization.

At the time of her arrest, photographs on Hall’s Facebook page showed her posing at political events with high-profile Republicans like Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, Sean Hannity, Roger Stone and Donald Trump, Jr.

Posts on that same Facebook page suggested she was heavily involved in local politics as a member of Lake County Republicans and participated in voter registration events.

Hall could not immediately be reached for comment. Hall’s previous phone number has been disconnected and no one responded to a voicemail left at a different number associated with Hall.


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Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Mike DeForest has been covering Central Florida news for more than two decades. Mike joined News 6 just as Florida officials began counting hanging chads in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. Since then, he has covered some of the biggest news events in Central Florida.