Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Felon Votes Illegally in Wisconsin

Karl Reinelt cast a ballot on November 6, 2012.  The problem is that Reinelt is an ineligible felon.

In 2011, Reinelt was convicted of four felony counts for failure to pay child support.  Wisconsin law prohibits felon voting and the punishment is up to three and a half years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.  See Wisconsin Statute 6.03(1)(b).

Although Reinelt claimed he did not know he could not vote, his probation agent informed him. In addition, when voting, Reinelt signed a certificate declaring that he was not a felon disqualified to vote.

Clerk-Treasurer Nancy Zastrow noticed this vote fraud by examining the Government Accountability Board’s list of convicted felons against the new voters who registered.

The RNLA Blog also reported felon voting in North Carolina.

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