A man in Hennepin County has been charged with multiple counts of voter fraud, according to local news sources. The 22-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with 13 felonies and is currently being sought by police. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but it appears police have not yet caught up with the man. When they do, he will most likely be represented by a defense attorney in criminal court.
According to the information provided by Minneapolis authorities, the man is believed to have signed as a witness for some 13 individuals casting absentee ballots for the 2018 election. Given the man was not a U.S. citizen at the time, he is believed to have signed using his father’s name. This, of course, constitutes voter fraud, which is a felony under Minnesota law.
When he was initially questioned about his activities, he reportedly told authorities that he was working for a campaign, though he declined to specify which one. Although all 13 ballots were rejected by election officials, none of the individuals who handed in those ballots are being held responsible for any wrongdoing. Police have since issued a warrant for the man’s arrest, and requests for comment by the man’s family have been declined.
Voter fraud is a serious charge and is taken very seriously by local and state courts. When police in Minneapolis find the man, he will face the felonies he is charged with in court. His defense attorney will carefully review the facts of the case to prepare and implement a thorough defense strategy.