UPDATE (July 2, 2020): The Tucson Sentinel reported today that Jumper pleaded guilty in Pima County Superior Court to one count of illegal voting. He was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines plus an 85% surcharge. Jumper was a registered Republican before changing his party to independent. He is barred from voting while on probation.
The Nevada A.G.’s office declined to say whether it was going to pursue charges against Jumper in Nevada.
The Arizona Attorney General today announced three charges against Randy Allen Jumper, 61, of Tucson, Ariz. and Incline Village. A.G. Mark Brnovich said that Jumper “was … charged with voting in Arizona after having completed a sworn declaration that he was a resident of Nevada.
“Jumper was charged with a third felony for making a false declaration by signing a sworn statement under penalty of perjury,” Brnovich added.
According to reporting in the Tuscon Sentinel today,
“Jumper was a registered Republican in Pima County (Ariz.) from 1982 to 2014, local officials said. He changed to ‘party not designated or a so-called independent voter that January.
“‘Jumper was a regular voter; he cast a ballot in “virtually every primary and general going back to the ’80s,’ Deputy Pima County Recorder Chris Roads told TucsonSentinel.com on Thursday.”
Washoe County records show Jumper as a resident of Incline Village who is registered as a non-partisan since July of 2016.
The indictment against Jumper outlines three charges: two counts of illegal voting and the count of perjury.
The case was being investigated in Arizona “after Jumper’s conduct was referred for review by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in 2018,” the Sentinel reported.
It is unclear if Jumper faces similar charges in Nevada. Requests for information were sent to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
Jumper is scheduled to be arraigned in Arizona September 23, 2019.
This story may be updated with new information.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.