Skip to comments.Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary
Posted on 03/13/2017 10:43:09 AM PDT by Ellendra
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new state report says scores of 17-year-olds voted illegally in nearly 30 Wisconsin counties during last spring's presidential primary.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission report examined referrals municipal clerks made to prosecutors following the 2016 spring primary and general elections. The referrals included at least 60 cases of 17-year-olds voting in the April primary in 29 counties. The report doesn't track whether charges were filed.
The report notes messages were spreading on social media during the primary season that 17-year-olds were eligible to vote if they turned 18 by the November election. That's not the case in Wisconsin, but commission spokesman Reid Magney said a number of students looking to vote in an intense presidential primary here apparently believed it was legal.
Wow! And Hillary still lost the state.
Votes for Hillary ?
Great find, Girlfriend! Good Freeping. :)
You can go across the US and I bet over 10,000 voted in the primary as a 17-year-old. Bulk of them likely voted for Saunders.
It was votes in the primary, so it would be people voting between Hillary and Bernie.
Virginia allows anybody to vote in primaries if they will be eligible to vote in the general election . And that makes sense — if you are going to be allowed to vote for the nominees, you aught to be allowed a voice in who the nominees are.
But this does show how easy it is for people to vote illegally (while the students thought they were legal, they should have been stopped at the polls — but the poll workers failed to stop the illegal voting)
So if they are 18 now can they be charged as adults?
Well, looks like Trump was right again.....WINNING.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, but it is a mitigating factor in this case. I’d like to see a mild fine ($500 or so) for an innocent error of voting in a primary by someone who would be legal in the general election.
In contrast, I’d like to see serious prison time and then deportation for any illegal who voted in either a primary or the general election. Intentional vote fraud is among the most serious nonviolent crimes in existence.
And somehow when asked to show their ID, their birthdays were overlooked by the people at the polls? Humm ... Madison and MKE?
Easier than underage drinking, that’s for sure, and we all know THAT doesn’t happen ...
Arrest and fine them.
So no forms or signatures?
If there was any inkling that they had voted for Trump the left would be howling!
Imagine, that could have been prevented if a prospective voter had to show a proper ID.
When I read of proposals to lower the voting age further, a chill runs down my spine. :)
Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary with 56.6 percent of the vote.
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