Voting more than once

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California, 2009

See also: Vote fraud in California

The Napa County district attorney’s office is charging Molly Morales of voting twice in November 3, 2009 in an election to fill a vacant seat on a local school board. Morales has entered a "not guilty" plea.[1]

Idaho, 2008

See also: Vote fraud in Idaho

A felony charge was filed against Magic Valley businessman Walter A. Coiner on September 2009. Coiner is accused of having illegally voted in November 2008 under Idaho criminal code 18-2306, which provides that "every person who votes more than once at any given election ... is guilty of a felony." The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Prosecuting Attorney Jim Thomas said that they will attempt to prove in the courts that Coiner voted "once in Twin Falls with an absentee ballot and once in person in Blaine County."[2]

Nativo Lopez, 2008

See also: Vote fraud in California

Prosecutors are charging immigrant-rights activist Nativo Lopez with four felony charges of voter fraud. They say he registered to vote in January 2008 in Boyle Heights, while maintaining a previous registration in Orange County.[3]

Wisconsin, 2006

Michael Zore of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin voted in Wauwatosa and West Allis in a six-hour span in 2006 and was subsequently convicted of double-voting. Zore was sentenced to one year in the Milwaukee County House of Correction.[4].

Wisconsin, 2004

See also: Vote fraud in Wisconsin

During the 2004 spring election, UW-Eau Claire student Michael Howard was accused of voting twice during the 2004 spring election in Outagamie County. Howard was charged with a felony that could carry a maximum penalty of 42 months in prison and extended supervision, plus a $10,000 fine. The criminal complaint filed by Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie A. Schneider, who contends that Howard voted in the April 6, 2004 election with an Appleton absentee ballot and again in person in Eau Claire.[5]


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