Thursday, September 06, 2012

What's Up? Did anybody in 2011 vote 2x in the local election?

Middletown 2011:  Does Anybody think that any of the 500 Wesleyan students that voted in Middltown also voted absentee in their home states?  Of course not.. Do some checking!


Voting more than once

Originally published in: Ballotpedia

California, 2009

The Napa County district attorney’s office is charging Molly Morales of voting twice in November 3, 2009 in an election to fill a vacant seat on a local school board. Morales has entered a "not guilty" plea.[1]

Idaho, 2008

A felony charge was filed against Magic Valley businessman Walter A. Coiner on September 2009. Coiner is accused of having illegally voted in November 2008 under Idaho criminal code 18-2306, which provides that "every person who votes more than once at any given election ... is guilty of a felony." The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Prosecuting Attorney Jim Thomas said that they will attempt to prove in the courts that Coiner voted "once in Twin Falls with an absentee ballot and once in person in Blaine County."[2]

Nativo Lopez, 2008

Prosecutors are charging immigrant-rights activist Nativo Lopez with four felony charges of voter fraud. They say he registered to vote in January 2008 in Boyle Heights, while maintaining a previous registration in Orange County.[3]

Wisconsin, 2006

Michael Zore of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin voted in Wauwatosa and West Allis in a six-hour span in 2006 and was subsequently convicted of double-voting. Zore was sentenced to one year in the Milwaukee County House of Correction.[4].

Wisconsin, 2004

During the 2004 spring election, UW-Eau Claire student Michael Howard was accused of voting twice during the 2004 spring election in Outagamie County. Howard was charged with a felony that could carry a maximum penalty of 42 months in prison and extended supervision, plus a $10,000 fine. The criminal complaint filed by Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie A. Schneider, who contends that Howard voted in the April 6, 2004 election with an Appleton absentee ballot and again in person in Eau Claire.[5]


  1. I feel a story coming!!! Come on INSIDER give us more..

  2. Is that Ferris Bueller?

  3. Although the fellow in the photo isn't mentioned by name, one needs to remember he is a public figure a a member of Middletown's Democratic Town Committee and Vice Chairperson of Wesleyan Democrats.

  4. You would think, in this day and age of computers, this would not be able to happen. I wonder how many Wes students vote illegally in our city. Or even registered in Middletown and their home town.

  5. Of course it happens! In Mddltown some actually provided Pizza and other amenties to students in order to secure their vote in the local election. I am not sure of the signifance of the photo, but if if oen is a public figure they are allowed to be lampooned int he press or blogs.

  6. Are you kidding? That kid is all over Wesleyan bad mouthing anybody that doesn't agree with him. He is also elected to the local Dem Committee. That makes him a public figure. We're not all rich like with the connections.


    -Stop preaching politics in seminar-

    P.S. Here's is his resume from Linkdin . Lots of public things there.

    Ben Florsheim's Experience
    Deputy Campaign Manager Geoff 2012
    May 2012 – Present (5 months) Manchester, CT

    Member Middletown Democratic Town Committee
    May 2011 – Present (1 year 5 months)

    Vice President College Democrats of Connecticut
    March 2011 – Present (1 year 7 months)

    President Wesleyan Democrats
    August 2011 – February 2012 (7 months)

    Intern Progressives United
    May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months)

    Intern Organizing for America
    February 2011 – May 2011 (4 months)

    Intern Dan Malloy for Connecticut Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Political Organization industry

    September 2010 – November 2010 (3 months)

    Intern Feingold Senate Committee Political Organization industry

    May 2010 – August 2010 (4 months)

  7. Why doesn't the registrar of voters look into this? Oh, yeah that's right they fired Ann Tomassi when she did the right thing.

  8. That's right they did fire Ann awhile back.. Great, she does the right thing and the DEMS give her the ax? Not Good!

  9. What happend to Anne do tell?

  10. Stop picking on him it's not fair. He is allowed to circulate flyers around campus that lampoon an honored ex-cop and mayor, but you, yes you, INISIDER don't have the right to exercise your 1st Amendment right.

    Good Job!

  11. Ann is working in the registers office with as the assistant register for the republicans.

  12. Get out of here! That is a riot!! Good for the Republicans...

  13. Since when did Alfred E. Newman become a Wesleyan student?

  14. is this the wes kid who ran nude while high on scrooms?

  15. Is ms. queen (so she thinks) thanks to Danny, the scardy cat, Drew now the Dem. Dep. Registrar? Where is Ms Faraci, oooooppps, shhhhh,. Has she retired?, finally. Saw her getting out of her car recently, wow could just about walk, let alone just about breathing.

  16. Dear ANON:

    What are you talking about? Translate better 4 us.


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