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BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 10:22 AM Jul 2023

Shaker Heights attorney, a Trump supporter, tells judge he voted twice in last two elections

Shaker Heights attorney, a Trump supporter, tells judge he voted twice in last two elections by accident

Published: Jul. 13, 2023, 8:00 a.m.


By Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Shaker Heights attorney accused of illegally voting in the last two general elections should be acquitted, in part, because he cast ballots in two states by accident, his attorney argued to a judge.

James Saunders, a 56-year-old former lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service, did not mean to commit a crime when he cast ballots in both Cuyahoga County and Broward County, Florida, counties where he owns property and has been registered to vote since before 2009, his lawyer said during closing arguments Wednesday.


Scott Roger Hurley, an assistant public defender, asked Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Santoli to “come to a just result here that acknowledges that, yes, mistakes do happen, accidents do happen” and find Saunders not guilty of two felony counts of voter fraud.

Andrew Rogalski, an assistant county prosecutor, said the argument would have been more credible if Saunders had done it just once.

https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2023/07/shaker-heights-attorney-a-trump-supporter-tells-judge-he-voted-twice-in-last-two-elections-by-accident.html


( Yea, he was too stupid to know what he was doing. Leave it to a con whose party is always screaming election fraud. lol)




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Shaker Heights attorney, a Trump supporter, tells judge he voted twice in last two elections (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
Not only is this illegal EYESORE 9001 Jul 2023 #1
Exactly. n/t BeckyDem Jul 2023 #2
He's guilty of perjury on top of the original voter fraud. Tanuki Jul 2023 #3
+1. because - as a person trained in the law stopdiggin Jul 2023 #9
If a GOPer accuses others of doing something illegal... mn9driver Jul 2023 #4
Jury case, no doubt, and what the H is wrong with that judge! Backseat Driver Jul 2023 #5
Love it. Thank you. efhmc Jul 2023 #6
But he's so patriotic and really really loves voting so much. iscooterliberally Jul 2023 #7
always wondered how hard it would be for a dishonest snowbird to double vote dembotoz Jul 2023 #8
This is how republicans know there is election fraud liberal N proud Jul 2023 #10
You can not vote twice in the same election "by accident." Botany Jul 2023 #11

stopdiggin

(11,808 posts)
9. +1. because - as a person trained in the law
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 11:11 AM
Jul 2023

and a former sworn officer of the government ...

The 'complexity' of voting regulations (and the maxim: One man, one vote) had the poor man completely turned around.

I'd really like to see something more than a fine and some probation levied here.

mn9driver

(4,466 posts)
4. If a GOPer accuses others of doing something illegal...
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 10:30 AM
Jul 2023

You can bet they are doing it themselves. The GOP is the very embodiment of hypocrisy and projection.

 

dembotoz

(16,922 posts)
8. always wondered how hard it would be for a dishonest snowbird to double vote
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 11:05 AM
Jul 2023

2 homes 2 tax papers 2 sets of id, utility bills etc
vote absentee site 1 vote in person site 2

i doubt rolls are cross checked

liberal N proud

(60,473 posts)
10. This is how republicans know there is election fraud
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 12:43 PM
Jul 2023

Because they are the ones committing it!

I volunteered for voter protection on a couple of elections while living in Cleveland. It involved sitting in the poll all day. Each time I did it, the republican on the voting staff would be ugly and try stopping my efforts.
Every time they failed to have me removed.

The republicans never offered provisional ballots to anyone who had problems with their registration.

Botany

(71,068 posts)
11. You can not vote twice in the same election "by accident."
Fri Jul 14, 2023, 12:44 PM
Jul 2023

Last edited Fri Jul 14, 2023, 05:35 PM - Edit history (1)

Throw the book at this guy. He is a freaking attorney and he damn well knows that he is voting
twice in 2 different states. Will either Florida or Ohio go after him? Please!

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