Thursday, December 5, 2013

In Minnesota, Mentally Ill Felons in Prison Hospitals Vote

How easy is it for an ineligible felon to vote fraudulently?  Not very hard at all, at least in Minnesota. 

The detective also learned that Olivayes had faxed a request for an absentee ballot to the auditor's office on Jan. 16 and a ballot was mailed to him at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter on Jan. 18, according to a criminal complaint filed in Nicollet County District Court.

His application to register as a voter and his ballot were returned to the auditor sometime between Jan. 21-28.

The mentally ill felon is only being prosecuted because he admitted to voting illegally:

He told the detective that he thought he was casting a vote to decide who would be in charge of the Security Hospital. Olivayes also said he didn't realize he was ineligible to vote, the complaint said.

Does anyone doubt that he was taking advantage of? 

Just as sadly this case is not unprecedented.
  In 2008, Fairfax County, Virginia election officials went to prisons to register criminals to vote.  In 2012, it finally came to light that “solicitors” in Virginia were registering and telling ineligible felons to vote for Obama in 2008.    

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