As we enter the high pressure week before elections, I thought everyone could benefit from a bit of election related fluff from Palm Beach County (of course!) This story has been in USA Today and other major media outlets as well and the article below is from the Miami Herald.
WEST PALM BEACH – Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has refused to cooperate in an investigation about whether she voted in the wrong precinct, so the case will likely be turned over to state prosecutors, Palm Beach County’s elections chief said Wednesday.
Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson said his office has been looking into the matter for nearly nine months, and he would turn over the case to the state attorney’s office by Friday. Anderson’s office received a complaint in February that Coulter allegedly voted in the wrong precinct during a Feb. 7 Palm Beach town council election. Since then, Anderson, a Democrat, said he has made repeated attempts to resolve the matter with Coulter and her attorney but has been rebuffed.
Knowingly voting in a wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, said Mike Edmondson, a spokesman for the state attorney’s office in West Palm Beach. Edmondson said his office generally reviews such cases, then turns them over to local authorities for a full investigation.