Who would be surprised to find that Monroe was a Republican donor?
Although the complaint did not state who Monroe voted for, WISN determined that he had donated money to Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling.
And Monroe not only trampled all over voting laws, he treated them like his own personal doormat.
Prosecutors used Monroe’s cell phone records to prove that he traveled all the way to Indiana to cast a second vote in the 2012 presidential election. Prosecutors also tested some of the ballots for genetic material, and only found DNA belonging to Monroe.
In May of 2012, prosecutors said that Monroe begged his ex-wife, sons and brother to register to vote in a text message.
“You must go to city hall and register to vote,” the message said. “Every vote will be needed!… Please please please.”
A voter possessed? Strategery, it seems, was apparently not Monroe's strong suit. According to a clerk in the village of Shorewood
, Monroe didn't stand a chance of getting away with it.
Shorewood's clerk said the state uses a computer system to detect duplicate voters.
"You can register in one community and vote once. If you try to register in another community, we will catch it," Shorewood clerk Sherry Grant said.
Note to Republican voter ID crazies: Monroe would have been caught serially voting if the "old style" sign-in-at-the-polling-place method was in use just as easily. It was the computerized cross-reference system that got him. So why, exactly, are sophisticated and specialized photo ID's necessary, again?
If there's still justice in the state of Wisconsin, it sux to be Robert D. Monroe.
Monroe faces 13 felony election fraud charges in all, including voting more than once, voting as a disqualified person, registering in more than one place, and providing false information to election officials. He could spend up to 18 months in prison, and pay a $10,000 fine for each charge.
Monroe will make his first court appearance in July.
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