Thursday, March 06, 2008

5.4% of Daggett County Voters Charged with Fraud

The Daggett County Attorney has charged 51 people with voting in the county's elections while living elsewhere.

A complaint was filed in November 2006, challenging the residencies of 70 voters. After an investigation by the Utah Attorney General's Office, 51 people were charged Thursday with fraudulent registration, a class A misdemeanor.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. (DNews)

Given that there are only 946 people registered to vote in Daggett County, 51 is no small potatoes.

And, 585 of those people voted in the contested election.  That's 8.7% of those who voted....

If memory serves me right, we've discussed this case previously...

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