Campaign worker for Small pleads guilty to ballot fraud

The Attorney General’s Office today secured a guilty plea from one of the 14 people charged with ballot fraud who worked for Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small’s failed mayoral campaign.

Ronald Harris, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud. He admitted that he conspired with other Small campaign workers to “submit false documents related to the procurement, casting, or tabulation of
messenger absentee ballots in the Democratic primary in Atlantic City.”

Harris, who lives in Atlantic City, was originally charged with 10 different counts. Small and 12 other defendants still each face 10 counts.

The state plans to recommend that Harris is sentenced to probation and fined up to $15,000.

Despite the alleged ballot shenanigans, Small was easily defeated by Mayor Lorenzo Langford in the June primary.

Campaign worker for Small pleads guilty to ballot fraud