Woman arrested in Nevada for alleged voter fraud
November 3, 2012
(AP) – FBI agents arrested a woman Friday in Las Vegas on charges that she tried to vote twice in the presidential election, Secretary of State Ross Miller said.
A criminal complaint accuses Roxanne Rubin of casting a ballot at an early voting location in Henderson on Oct. 29, then trying to vote again at a polling site in Las Vegas on the same day.
Miller said poll workers questioned Rubin when they found her name in a database that showed she had already cast a ballot, but she denied having voted and insisted she be allowed to vote.
The election workers did not allow Rubin to vote and reported the incident to the Clark County registrar, who notified the secretary of state.
An investigation was launched by the Nevada’s multi-jurisdictional Elections Integrity Task Force.
Rubin, 56, lives in Henderson and is a registered Republican, according to the Clark County registrar’s office.
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Rubin was arrested around 4 p.m. at the Riviera hotel-casino, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. She was charged with one felony count of voting more than once in the same election.
“There are two important points worth noting in this case,” Miller said in a statement. “First is that, as we’ve said and demonstrated in the past, we take all elections complaints very seriously and investigate them thoroughly.
“Second, this demonstrates the integrity of the system. Someone thought that by going to two different locations they’d be able to cast two ballots. The system immediately caught that, the task force responded and an arrest was made.”
The task force is investigating at least one other alleged incident of someone trying to vote twice, Miller said.