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View Diary: Voter fraud mastermind nabbed in St. Peter, Minnesota (108 comments)

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  •  Minnesota Statutes 2012 (0+ / 0-)

    No individual shall intentionally:
     (a) misrepresent the individual's identity in applying for a ballot, depositing a ballot in a ballot box or attempting to vote by means of a voting machine or electronic voting system;
     (b) vote more than once at the same election;
     (c) put a ballot in a ballot box for any illegal purpose;
     (d) give more than one ballot of the same kind and color to an election judge to be placed in a ballot box;
     (e) aid, abet, counsel or procure another to go into any precinct for the purpose of voting in that precinct, knowing that the other individual is not eligible to vote in that precinct; or
     (f) aid, abet, counsel or procure another to do any act in violation of this section.
    A violation of this section is  a felony.

    Clearly if granny was suffering from dementia and did not remember voting, she has a built-in defense to intentionally violating this provision.


    An election officer or other individual required by law to safely keep and produce ballots on election day or to perform any other act, who intentionally fails or refuses to perform the act required, or who is required by law to abstain from any act, and intentionally does the act, or who in either of these cases is guilty of fraud, corruption, partiality or misbehavior in conducting or aiding in the conduct of an election, or in counting or making returns of votes, or who wrongfully refuses to make or deliver a certificate of election, or who falsely or corruptly performs any required act, for which a punishment has not been otherwise expressly provided for by law, is guilty of a felony.

    This section requires appropriate persons to faithfully preform all duties relating to the election law, including prosecuting fraudulent voters, but it does not require a prosecutor to blindly charge all offenses without regard to the circumstances of the case. Why did the prosecutor fail to charge the precinct officials who permitted granny to vote after she had voted absentee? Those persons are more likely to have acted with the requisite intent than the voter had. The D.A.'s excuse is bogus. Not charging a little old lady with dementia is not falsely or corruptly performing an act, it is exercising prosecutorial discretion, something that every prosecutor in the country does every day of the year.

    If I was any more excited, I would almost be apathetic.

    by gilacliff on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:42:46 PM PST

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      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:55:58 PM PST

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