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86-year-old woman with dementia faces felony voting fraud charge for voting twice
FOX NEWS ^ | 03/08/13 | FOX

Posted on 03/08/2013 3:51:13 AM PST by Doogle

An 86-year-old Minnesota woman who suffers from dementia is facing a felony voting fraud charge after she says she accidentally voted twice.

Margaret Schneider tells MyFoxTwinCities.com she forgot she had already sent in her absentee ballot when she went to her polling place in November.

"It's very hard to remember everything," Schneider said.

Schneider says the matter is particularly upsetting to her because she considers herself a proud American and has voted in every election.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: absurd; goodjob
...someone PLEASE ask the prosecutor how many "other" voters she has pending court hearings......
1 posted on 03/08/2013 3:51:15 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

She must have voted for Romney.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 3:59:05 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Doogle

Sadly I don’t doubt her story.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle
If she voted twice, she should be charged.

If she voted twice because of dementia, that sounds like a solid defense she can use in court.

4 posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:41 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Falcon4.0
She must have voted for Romney.

Ha ! That was my first thought too as I read the title....

5 posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:45 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: cripplecreek

...anyone seen the results of the story we had a few weeks ago where the woman proudly announced she voted 6 times for Odungo?


6 posted on 03/08/2013 4:06:43 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Is dementia code word for Liberalism?


7 posted on 03/08/2013 4:09:30 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Falcon4.0

“She must have voted for Romney.”

How true! The black poll worker who voted multiple times for hussein and helped others to do the same was proud of it and will get off scott free.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 4:12:41 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Doogle
It claims the roster book at her polling place had the letters "AB" next to her name, signifying that Schneider had already cast an absentee ballot.

So how come the polling place officers didn't tell her when she showed up at the poling place that she'd already voted. There is some weird angle going on with this story. 10's of thousands of malicious voter fraud incidents and the press and the prosecutor are making a case out of this old woman suffering with dementia.

9 posted on 03/08/2013 4:13:44 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Doogle

That happened in Cincinnati and it is still under investigation.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 4:14:52 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Doogle

County Attorney Michelle Zehnder Fischer, you will remember your community, and your community will remember you.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 4:15:25 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Flick Lives

poor woman had asked the same question...


12 posted on 03/08/2013 4:16:43 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Falcon4.0

A white woman, she probably voted for Romney.

My advice to the old lady is to plead guilt and hope she gets life.

Her worries are then over, 3 square meals a day a place to sleep and the State pays her medical bills.

The old lady is right, they should have just rfused to let her vote again or at the least made her vote provisional.The mistake here is not with the old lady , but with the workers at the polls


13 posted on 03/08/2013 4:22:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Doogle

I saw this one on the news this morning. She clearly wasn’t proud of it and wants to know why they didn’t stop her.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 4:23:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Wiser now

whats to investigae.she admitted it,but she is a negro


15 posted on 03/08/2013 4:34:11 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Flick Lives
This is a strange piece of news and I think it is playing on most people's ignorance of local voting laws.

The voting laws where I live state that if you vote AB and are seen on election day in a position where you obviously could have voted at the polls, then your AB can be contested (it will cost the accuser $10 to file the complaint). Therefore, if you file an absentee ballot and your schedule changes to allow you to vote at the polls, you are supposed to show up at your precinct and cast your ballot normally.

It is up to the poll workers, specifically the Judge of Elections and the Democrat and Republican Inspectors, to destroy the absentee ballot.

There are state election laws out there where this woman did nothing wrong.

16 posted on 03/08/2013 4:34:38 AM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Doogle

Prosecute most of Philly then we’ll discuss this poor soul.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 4:37:11 AM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Doogle

DNC media and democrat propaganda piece designed to make others think voting fraud is no big deal...

To me, this actually illustrates that the democrats are in fact guilty of widespread purposeful voting fraud. Otherwise, they would not need such a story to “throw off” the rest of us from being concerned.

It’s amazing at how good they’re getting at emotionally manipulating us for their own political ends.

It’s almost like a poker game to them. We come up with a pair of aces and eights (Obama poll worker proudly voting six time); they come up with a pair of kings and three aces (old poor SENILE white woman accidently votes for Romney twice, now getting the third degree from law officials ‘cause, “Hey, you Republicans DEMAND we prosecute voter fraud!”)

That’s how they KEEP the people off their tracks....


18 posted on 03/08/2013 4:39:44 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: t1b8zs
whats to investigae.she admitted it,but she is a negro

Uh, no - she's as white as her German surname would suggest. IMO, the investigation should not focus on the voter in this case, but on the poll worker(s) who handed out a ballot when a vote was already recorded next to the voter's name.

19 posted on 03/08/2013 4:52:03 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Great post. They are so transparent.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 5:03:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Charles Martel

Melowese Richardson is not a German name, nor a German woman. She’s black. And you cannot separate the voter from the poll worker without cutting her in half, as she is both.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 5:24:51 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Doogle

The Democrats feast on the votes of felons and nursing home residents with dementia. Another gold mine is paying ghetto voters to vote absentee and then in person with “walking around money”. Voter fraud is how they win.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 5:28:52 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cripplecreek

No! What is rally sad is, her vote canceled out not only my vote but yours too.
But that is OK because she is old and senile?

Bull Feathers!


23 posted on 03/08/2013 5:44:06 AM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Falcon4.0

translation: Republicans who bitch about voter fraud are cruel, heartless bastards who want to send senile old ladies away to Leavenworth.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 5:58:38 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Charles Martel

Post 6 is refering to the woman that was bragging about voting six times.....
Thats what I was responding to as it was referenced in post 6

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/19/ohio-poll-worker-obama-supporter-investigated-for-potentially-voting-six-times/


25 posted on 03/08/2013 6:05:28 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: BykrBayb

charles is confusing 2 separate situations


26 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:47 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Charles Martel
IMO, the investigation should not focus on the voter in this case, but on the poll worker(s) who handed out a ballot when a vote was already recorded next to the voter's name.

I agree. We'll always have dishonest people but there are whole networks that facilitate voter fraud.

Poll workers and outside groups that register voters are the two main sources of voter fraud. A couple years back we had several legal immigrants caught illegally voting and they claimed that the SEIU registered them to vote and threatened that they could be deported if they failed to vote.
27 posted on 03/08/2013 6:09:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Anyone who votes illegally for any reason should face jail time. This is serious. Who cares if they are old, stupid or stressed-out?


28 posted on 03/08/2013 6:20:18 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

How much time, would you give her?


29 posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:00 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler

Not just “her” but everyone who breaks the voting laws...at least 24 hours, depending if their minds are addled.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 6:33:04 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Addled? You are going to have some busy courts & jails, Judge Hal. Raise dem taxes, use the violaters, ta build dem jails. You got a shovel ready recovery solution system. Please write President Obama, and let him know.


31 posted on 03/08/2013 6:48:28 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Doogle

This all brings up another question. If your mental state is such that you can’t remember that you have already voted, should you be voting in the first place? These retirement homes all know very well which residents have dementia, or other mental in-capacities. Why should people who don’t know what year it is be voting?


32 posted on 03/08/2013 7:06:20 AM PST by mtrott
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To: Flick Lives
There is some weird angle going on with this story.

COVER! They are doing this for COVER!

The MSM KNOWS that Dems are cooking the voting and they KNOW they plan on continuing to implement wide-spread voter fraud and they need COVER!

So, when the Repubs/Conservatives yell, "See there IS voter fraud!" The MSM will say, "But remember, this poor old lady had dementia and can't really be used as any kind of proof of systemic voter fraud." Or, "Sure someone was charged/convicted of voter fraud. And those mean old GOP went after a dementia patient with vengeance to prove a point!" They will do EVERYTHING they can to shutdown any kind of looks or questions into voter fraud!

Watch and see if that isn't EXACTLY the way it plays out!
33 posted on 03/08/2013 7:22:04 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine
Please note that the MSM is really pushing this story and slowly, but surely letting the admitted vote fraudster slip and slide off the front pages into oblivion!

In two years, the main voter fraud story people will remember will be this "dementia" one which should be dismissed as just a senile mistake.

When you mention the admitted fraud, people will assume that you are making it up because, "I didn't hear about that. The only one I know of is that poor old lady with dementia."

COVER!
34 posted on 03/08/2013 7:27:29 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Doogle
This opens a new constituency and fraud opportunity for the libs: The Dementia Voter

Of course, libs believe the history of the world starts anew each day, so essentially every vote for a Socialist, Marxist, ‘RAT, “Independent,” etc. *is* a dementia vote.

Hmmm...

35 posted on 03/08/2013 7:42:28 AM PST by twister881
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To: RedHeeler

“”If I have probable cause to believe the crime occurred, I do not have discretion to charge,” Michelle Zehnder Fischer said. “I have to charge it.”

Fischer says she has no interest in putting Schneider in jail, and she hopes the case is resolved quickly.”

She has to charge her or face criminal charges herself. State law, no way around it.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:59 AM PST by free me
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To: RedHeeler

I refuse to write nobama because I believe he can’t read.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 8:20:37 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ExTxMarine

I think you’ve got it right. This is the MSMs profile of the ‘average’ double-voter; just a poor old confused woman.


38 posted on 03/08/2013 8:59:41 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Falcon4.0

“She must have voted for Romney...”

Beat me to it.

First thing I thought when I saw the headline.

She’s probably a registered Republican...


39 posted on 03/08/2013 10:53:48 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

This was in the local paper(Mankato Free Press)in MN. The town was St. Peter. The woman was white and she stated that she didn’t realize she voted for thhe pResident twice.


40 posted on 03/08/2013 3:42:57 PM PST by cibco (I HOPE Obummers's CHANGE disappears...)
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To: free me

Probable cause? I would like to hear that argument. Wow.


41 posted on 03/08/2013 11:40:52 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: hal ogen

He sure reads a teleprompter. Maybe.


42 posted on 03/08/2013 11:48:48 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Wiser now

UPDATE:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/11/cincinnati-poll-worker-charged-with-voting-half-dozen-times-in-november/


43 posted on 03/11/2013 5:00:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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