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View Diary: Voter fraud mastermind nabbed in St. Peter, Minnesota (108 comments)

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  •  If you read the original article (4+ / 0-)

    It does show that the Police went through considerable effort to avoid this mess, they even went through statutes going back to the 1800's to see if there was a way out. But the way the law is written, they have to notify the prosecutor, and upon notification, she has no choice. The police detective even called her to apologize. The article also states that the legislature is going to take up changing the law to allow Prosecutors more discretion. The Excerpts here make it look as tough the prosecutor is more or less doing this by choice, or at least not making much of an effort to avoid it.

    •  Here is the specific part of the law that the (3+ / 0-)
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      prosecutor has to abide by.

      The statute also says: “A county attorney who refuses or intentionally fails to faithfully perform this or any other duty imposed by this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall forfeit office.”

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