It’s mea culpa time. I’ve stated on this blog more than a few occasions that so-called “voter fraud” was a right-winger myth created to prop up Republican efforts to suppress votes among just about anyone likely to vote for Democrats.
Turns out I was wrong. It wasn’t a myth, not everywhere, anyway.
In Nevada last week, a woman pleaded guilty to trying to vote twice — once in Las Vegas and a second time in Henderson — in the presidential election.
Guess what? She’s a registered Republican. They can be so clever, you know?
Her name is Roxanne Rubin and she works in a casino. She was incensed on Election Day that polls workers ask for her ID, like she thought they should have — because of all that mostly nonexistant voter fraud, you know.
From the Associated Press:
“This has always been an issue with me. I just feel the system is flawed,” Rubin said in the court hallway after agreeing to plead guilty to a gross misdemeanor that in Nevada that could carry a penalty of up to a year in jail.
“If we’re showing ID for everything else, why wouldn’t we show our ID in order to vote?” she said.
Rubin, a 56-year-old registered Republican, originally faced a felony charge of voting more than once in the same election. She could end up with a misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction if she meets the conditions of her plea deal.
So after she voted in Vegas, she tried to vote in Henderson — to demonstrate, she claimed later, how easy it was to commit fraud at the polls. Problem is, they caught her. Turns out it’s not that easy!
Who cares what she “feels,” anyway? It was costly lesson — $2,481 to be exact. Plus, Rubin as to go to “impulse control” classes (which should also be required for certain bloggers here). And, she has to do 100 hours of community service.
Here’s an idea for that: She should go around to school in Nevada, and tell her story, to teach the students there that it’s a lot harder to get away with voter fraud than she had imagined.
Maybe wear a dunce cap, too.