Alameda County Candidate for Auditor Pleads Not Guilty to Voter Fraud

Kati Knox says she lives on Clarke St. 

in San Leandro, investigators say no.

ALAMEDA COUNTY | AUDITOR | Where’s does Alameda County auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox live? Danville or San Leandro?

Knox, who is the daughter of former Alameda County supervisor, Bob Knox, plead not guilty Tuesday to six felony charges related to allegations she lives in Contra Costa County, but illegally listed as her home address, an assisted-living home she operates in San Leandro.

Knox was charged with registering as an ineligible voter, along with two counts of perjury and three counts of fraudulent voting, according to KPIX.

She is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing May 15. Her attorney told KPIX, he will seek to expedite the case in hopes of a resolution before the June 3 election.

Knox is opposing Steve Manning, the current Alameda County chief deputy auditor, who is endorsed by the retiring county auditor, Patrick O’Connell.

Describing herself as the progressive candidate for auditor, Knox entered the race in early March on the last day to qualify for the June ballot.

Although surprising, candidates attempting to run for office without living in the jurisdiction is all too common. In 2010, there were allegations made against Liz Figueroa that she did not live in the Alameda County’s supervisorial district she sought to represent. San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew spent time in prison for the same crime and two years ago a San Leandro city council candidate claimed to have had residency in three separate districts.

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