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Two Republicans Arrested For Alleged Voter Fraud

Two Republicans are facing jail time for attempting to commit voter fraud. Both are in police custody claiming that they were attempting to test how easily it would be to commit voter fraud.

In Nevada, Roxanne Rubin, a 56-year-old Republican, was arrested on 2 November after allegedly attempting to vote twice. An investigator with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office said that Rubin “was unhappy with the process; specifically in that her identification was not checked.” On 29 October, Rubin allegedly voted at one polling place in Henderson, NV and then went to another voting location in Las Vegas and attempted to vote a second time.

Poll workers then informed her that their records showed that she had already voted, but Rubin stated that she did not. According to TalkingPointsMemo, “A poll worker reportedly overheard Rubin tell another man that she had ‘signed my name differently, and they did not ask for ID.’ She was arrested at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and charged with a category ‘D’ felony.”

In New Mexico, a Republican poll watcher was taken into custody after allegedly trying to test the system as well. The incident that occurred on election day apparently involved the man voting and then obtaining a second provisional ballot. He then announced that he was “testing the system to see if people could get away with voting twice.”

Santa Clara, NM Police Chief Lonnie Sandoval has not released the name of the suspect because it is an ongoing investigation, but the investigation should be completed soon and sent to the district attorney. Sandoval told TPM that “From what we understand, he was trained by the Republican Party.” The GOP has not commented on the incident.

County Clerk Robert Zamarripa did say that “The Republican Party chairwoman from this county handled it accordingly. We’ve always worked well together, so I don’t think it would cause any problems whatsoever.” Zamarripa said he was told the individual only recently began attending the Republican Party’s meetings and wasn’t well known by the organization’s leaders.

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2 Responses to Two Republicans Arrested For Alleged Voter Fraud

  1. PJ Blake

    November 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Well, I guess that should shut down the GOP efforts to claim “massive” voter fraud then, shouldn’t it? There efforts to demonstrate any flaws in the system failed, and the process in place performed as intended.

    These two should suffer the full consequences under the law, regardless of their intent. Perhaps if their true intention was noble, they could have arraigned with the local voting authority to stage a mock attempt at fraud, as a sort of test.

    But the GOP “going rouge” only gets one arrested.

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