By Brad Friedman

Double-Voting Republican In Nevada Pleads Guilty; New Mexico Counterpart Still Faces Felony

January 30, 2013 11:51 am Category: Memo Pad 33 Comments A+ / A-

Originally posted at The Brad Blog

Last year we spent quite a bit of time detailing what what we described, with much justification, as The Year of GOP Election Fraud.

From the three felony voter fraud convictions of Indiana Sec. of State Charlie White (R), to the admitted ballot petition fraud of the campaign of Newt Gingrich (R) and of the staff of U.S. House Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) to the attempted voter fraud by right-wing propagandist James O’Keefe’s co-conspirators, to the registration fraud allegedly committed by employees of the firm hired by the RNC to carry out voter registration in seven key swing states, to the actual apparent voter fraud of the GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and beyond, it was another year in which the Republican Party pretended there was a massive Democratic voter fraud epidemic in order to institute new polling place voter suppression laws, even while carrying out their own crime spree, which largely went ignored by the very same media covering the GOP attempts to enact polling place photo ID restrictions.

But it wasn’t only the GOP superstars named above who attempted to game the system. Some of their gullible followers, who were distracted and conned into buying into the pretend “Democratic voter fraud” panic, decided to take matters into the their own hands by attempting to double-vote, claiming they were simply “testing the system.”

Two such cases in two different states led to voter fraud felony arrests last November. One of the cases, in Nevada, has now been settled with a guilty plea. The other appears to still be pending in New Mexico against a man who claims he thought his job as a Republican precinct challenger was to challenge the system itself.

Guilty Plea in Nevada

Last week, Roxanne Rubin, a 56-year-old casino worker from Las Vegas, pled guilty to attempting to vote twice. She agreed to pay nearly $2,500 in restitution to the state, to take an “impulse control counseling class”, perform 100 hours of community service and otherwise stay out of trouble for six months.

If all goes well for her, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction.

Rubin, a Republican who appears to watch too much Fox “News,” told FBI investigators after her arrest that she simply “wanted to make a point” about the need for polling place Photo ID restrictions by testing the system. She voted once in Henderson, NV during early voting, and then attempted to do so later that same day at another early voting site. When she did, she was told she had already voted. She denied that she had, claiming that the database was wrong.

It wasn’t. Rubin says she was stunned when she was arrested by the FBI some days later at the Riviera hotel-casino where she worked.

She was “willing to risk the penalty in order to expose what she perceived as a weakness in the voting process,” according to investigators, because she “was unhappy with the process; specifically in that her identification was not checked.”

“If Ms. Rubin was trying to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud, she clearly failed and proved just the opposite,” Nevada’s Democratic Sec. of State Ross Miller said after Rubin’s guilty plea last week.

Jeffrey Segal, the deputy state attorney general who prosecuted the case, said that he knew of no other voters arrested in Nevada or nationally on a similar charge during the 2012 election.

Segal must not be a very good investigator…

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    OMG there is indeed voter fraud and its coming from the GOP. I love irony.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

    The Republican party engaged in massive voter fraud, including voter suppression in last November’s election, and they still lost! Their baseless attempts at trying to accuse Democrats of voter fraud was just a facade to try and cover up their rampant cheating. The only way Republicans can win national elections is by cheating. They will utilize any illegal means necessary to accomplish their goals. All Republicans are interested in are money and power. They cannot win based on their policies or their rhetoric. True Americans see through their lies and deceptions. The Republican party is useless as it exists today. The entire party needs to be obliterated.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

      I second that proposal!

    • joeham1

      Your an idiot. There are dozens of voter fraud cases from the dems and repubs. Don’t be so naive. The National Memo will never tell you about the Dems Voter fraud cases.

      Check out Specfriggintacular blog and many other sights that will tell you the truth!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ron.bradley.925 Ron Bradley

        I think you’re just a hater and you take your marching orders from the GOP, and FAUX NEWS WHY DON’T YOU GROW A PAIR there have been no voter fraud on the democrat side and you and nobody else can prove it so do me a favor and SHUT THE HELL UP

        • joeham1

          Wow Ron, You sound stupid when you type! I take no marching orders from anyone. Don’t address what I said, just tell me to shut up and see how that works!

          Calling Fox news Faux news confirms how dumb you are. The National Memo is what you accuse Fox of!

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.beck.9659 Jerry Beck

            Yet here you are,lol.

          • joeham1

            Well Jerry, unlike some of you sheep, I read what both sides have to say and then I form my opinion. I’m sure hearing both sides is against what you partisons believe, but it will help you get out of your sheeps cloths

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

            Joe you are so full of it, you have never agrred with anything written on this site so your reading both sides and forming an opinion is just plain bs, nothing more, nothing less.

          • joeham1

            Bill, unlike you, I give examples. For instance I have given this example at least 50 times. Not one of you partisan radicals will even comment on it. So Mr. fox hater here goes.

            The President Campaigned for over a year and gave over a hundred speeches on the Balanced Approach to solving the Deficit. When the deal was signed it turned out to be 660 Billion in tax increases and 4 trillion in new deficits. (CBO REPORT jan4 2013)

            My questions will let you and everyone now if your just one of the sheep or if your honest.

            1) Did the President lie?
            2) Does the deficit matter?
            3) Why wasn’t it Balanced?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

        So Einstein why don’t you provide us with some concrete examples of Democratic voter fraud. Where/who/when did the voter fraud take place? Gee I guess these blogs and sites are “fair and balanced” just like the O’Really show. You make assertions but never provide any provable information.

        • joeham1

          Here is just one of the many voter fraud cases by dems. I will copy and paste it: Also look up the guy in Ohio that the dems registered 80 times. It’s all over the internet. Also get on youtube and look up “ObamaPhone” The dems came to Cleveland and gave away thousands of phones so the people would vote for Obama. OK Einstein>? The are also some examples of Repubs doing it. Just not nearly as many.

          Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.
          The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters.

          Among those charged is the former long-time chairman of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, Butch Morgan, who allegedly ordered the forgeries. He was forced to resign when the allegations were first made public last October, even though his lawyer, Shaw Friedman

    • joeham1

      I realize that you post comments but haven’t a clue what your talking about. So let’s try something. Dozens of Democrats were arrested for veter fraud. 1 repub was. So I’m going to give you a new word. It’s called research!!! It means check what you say before you say it so everyone you know doesn’t find out that your clueless.

      Here is just one of the articles about dems cheating. The rest are all over the internet!

      Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.
      The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters.

      Among those charged is the former long-time chairman of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, Butch Morgan, who allegedly ordered the forgeries. He was forced to resign when the allegations were first made public last October, even though his lawyer, Shaw Friedman

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

    Republicans cannot stand a level playing field.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    For all elections ahead of us, we have to keep an eye on these republicans thieves. There is no way they can be in power again without stealing election. No way.

    • faxt42

      They will win becausw we never know of their tactics that they hide, we know only that they have no shame in cheating and lieing; redistric is another tactics they are doing with no shame. Hope many true American will open their eyes not to fall on the lies , the fear and the bullies the GOP are feeding our society.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

    The GOP engaged in voter fraud. Was there ever any doubt?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO5XGV65KYB5J75FJVYGKPHZOU L. Roy

    The people who are afraid of voter fraud aseem to be the ones caught at it.

  • Lovefacts

    First, before I get a lot of the “Democrats do it, too,” I’m not talking about 60 years ago, but in the last two decades. During 8 years of “W’s” term the DOJ found no cases of voter fraud by the Democrats. HOWEVER, they prosecuted members of the Republican Party and their hired lackeys for voter fraud. And so it continues—Republicans and their operatives or their supporters who only watch Fox News and actually believe it’s news—keep getting arrested for voter fraud, intimidation, and destruction of voter registration cards of Democrats.

    If the above were fiction, we would say the Republicans were mirror-imaging. FYI, that means putting on others your own failings.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    Hello republicans, here is the warning: Stop all your dirty games, otherwise you will all end up in handcuffs.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2VAHF26MJAUGXX3SJYUGS75TM Carol

    Term Limits!!!! Our founding fathers went back to their previous occpations after service to the Country. Politics was never meant to be a career. Limit to 8 years service period and no permenent salary or health care benefits after leaving office.

  • bstockinger

    The NV voting system, at least in Clark County (that where Las Vegas is), works great. It took a total of 5 minutes standing in line and voting at the mall. Plus it catches people that try to vote twice. Too bad other states don’t adopt it. Of course, that would mean electronic voting machines with a paper record, early voting, easy voter registration, and encouraging people to vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.bradley.925 Ron Bradley

    I third that proposal

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

    Big surprise! What do you expect from the GOP?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PA35WYN6V634X3WP4PAIWJ4AK4 Darth

    Republicans wouldn’t know an honest Democrat if they saw one. I was once a Democratic election judge over a precinct 1/2 a block from the county clerk’s office where I had to turn in locked ballot boxes during the time of printed paper ballots. The Republican poll watcher insisted on accompanying me into the clerk’s office though he could have watched every step I took from the polling place. I told him I’d appreciate his company, especially if he would help me carry a ballot box or two.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VHA7YRPF7K7EDWL74473XHLMCI grothman

    Well, the GOP is in real trouble now. How are they going to win anything now?

  • foot814

    we should cheer these brave morons for testing the system ! hey it works !! they got BUSTED !!!!!

  • london717

    20 years bread and water

  • Frank

    Yes He Did It – Again.

    I want to thank you for the impressive article on President Obama’s re-election, which you headed appropriately as ‘The Liberation of Obama’. No doubt, history has been made, and America will never be the same.

    I might add, all humanity is liberated by the president’s repeat victory. Yes We Can.

    President Obama and his victories – too many to mention, I believe, are ordained by a higher power, depending on whatever one’s beliefs are. For most of us outside the United States of America – I being in Canada next door for example, we knew that America is not united as Americans want us to believe. But President Obama with his victories over insurmountable odds, direct and indirect machinations, he has placed Americans side by side one another regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

    The vitriol and virulence that was publicly displaced against this president by the likes of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying his priority in the middle of a country in near depression, is ‘to make Obama a ‘one-term-president'; to Joe Wilson heckling the president. The unrelenting misrepresentations by Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News, Donald Trump and the Birthers, are evident of how far this man has come and won, hard but impressively. I might also add, he has confirmed what the American Constitution proclaimed, ‘All men are created equal’.

    I’m worried and saddened by his inability to deal, or make a dent in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. My feeling is that he has been shackled by powerful lobby since the day he mentioned, a Two State Solution’.

    All said, I’m yet to read a concise, simple and yet thorough compilation of this man’s achievements like you E. J. Dionne has put it here. E.J., may God bless you.

  • RobertCHastings

    We can only pray that such lessons learned from the 2012 election will be remembered in 2014. It is frightening that the people involved in these two incidents were intimately involved in the system and should have had a better understanding of the applicable laws. What makes it all so pitiful is that FOX news continues to make such erroneous claims with virtual impunity. A news outlet is NOT an entertainment outlet, news is NOT entertainment, and lying under the guise of presenting news should be severely punished. FOX would not know real news if it bit them on the ASS, which is precisely what their call-letters should be changed to.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JSNMROOPZF44O7JKEJ7DABPAGE Joe Erie

    Surer they do, its the only way they can win.

  • louElouE

    joeham1: If you are serious about the subject of voter suppressionj, I highly suggest you read the book “Billionaires & Bandits: How to steal an election in 9 easy steps” by Greg Palast. It is sure to enlighten you to the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove crowds utilization of voter suppression attempts from coast to coast. The intro by Robert F. Kennedy itself is worth the cost of the book.

  • Vincent Isoldi

    I thought Fox News reporting was unbelievably unfair and unbalanced and obviously anti-Democrat during their election coverage.

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