ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul city Councilman Dai Thao has been cleared of charges related to an incident when he helped a woman vote for him.

The Pioneer Press reports that the verdict written by a Ramsey County District Court judge found that Dai Thao translated for a Hmong woman with the “full knowledge” of election judges and it wasn’t until after the ballot was cast that he was told he could not help the voter in any way.

The verdict says the judges knew they had an obligation to ask Thao to leave rather than let him help than woman, but opted instead to utilize Thao’s language skills.

Thao was charged in February with unlawfully marking a ballot, misconduct in or near polling places, and unlawful assistance of a voter.

(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  1. Jorge Gonzalez says:

    Why is WCCZero not publishing the court proceedings where the Democrat candidates for FL senate and FL governor said they WANT non-citizen votes to count? It’s in the court records right now! Unreal. WCCZero is a Democrat hack activist propagandist.