Woman with dementia accused of voter fraud, says she forgot she voted3/8/2013
Margaret Schneider is an 86-year-old grandmother who's never even had a parking ticket in her life, but she's currently fighting a felony charge with a possible $10,000 fine and five-year prison sentence. Schneider has been charged with voter fraud after casting two ballots — one absentee, one in person — during last year's presidential election. The Minnesota woman suffers from dementia and says she struggles to remember her grandchildren, let alone that she'd mailed her absentee ballot last summer. Michelle Zehnder Fisher, the county attorney, says that she's required by law to file charges against Schneider but isn't interested in sending her to jail. "Why didn't [poll workers] tell me to go home?" Schneider asked. "That's what I'm trying to figure out." [Source]
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