U.S. vs. Sadie Murphy, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, et al.: Indictment
Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14118: United States vs. Sadie Humphrey, G. W. Ferguson, Isador Ritz, L. A. Radcliffe, Rosemary Comiskey, Frank Murray, John Shyne, and Opal Lillis, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 1st Precinct of the 2nd Ward during the November 3, 1936 election. The indictment states that votes for the Republican 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." Humphrey, Ferguson, Ritz, and Frances McIlrath were acting as election judges, and Comiskey and Radcliffe served as election clerks.