U.S. vs. Jennie Sanders, LaVerne Lang, Benjamin F. Bybee, et al.: Indictment
Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13838: United States vs. Jennie Sanders, LaVerne Lang, Benjamin F. Bybee, Joe Mahoney, Dan McCarty, John Cosgrove, and Dan Pierce, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 9th Precinct of the 15th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election. The indictment states that votes for the Republican presidential candidate were instead counted for other candidates, and that the defendants knew the count as recorded on tally sheets and other statements was "false, fradulent, untrue and corrupt." More than 30 votes were shifted from the Landon/Knox presidential ticket to Roosevelt/Garner, and the same number from Paul R. Byrum to C. Jasper Bell in the 4th District Congressional race. Bybee, Minnie Ingels, Lang, and Sanders were acting as election judges, and G. Heath Reid and Elizabeth Bendure served as election clerks.