FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Las Vegas, NV; November 2, 2012) – Agents from Nevada’s multi-jurisdictional Elections Integrity Task Force today arrested a Southern Nevada woman charged with attempting to vote twice in the presidential election.
A criminal complaint alleges that on or about October 29, 2012, Roxanne Rubin voted in the 2012 Clark County General Election at a polling station at The Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later the same date Rubin appeared at a Las Vegas polling station at 9725 S. Eastern Avenue, and attempted to vote a second time. The poll worker conducted a routine computer database search which indicated that Rubin had already voted, and informed Rubin that the database indicated she had already voted. It is further alleged that Rubin responded that she had not already voted, but a search of the computer database reconfirmed that she had already voted at the Anthem polling place. The complaint also alleges that Rubin insisted the database was incorrect, continued to claim that she had not voted, and further insisted that she be allowed to vote. Poll workers did not allow Rubin to vote, and reported the incident to the Clark County Registrar’s office, which notified the Secretary of State’s office.
“There are two important points worth noting in this case,” said Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “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. It’s also worth noting that the Task Force has at least one other case of voting or attempting to vote twice in an election presently under investigation. We will pursue all such cases and complaints aggressively.”
Rubin was taken to the Clark County Detention Center, and charged with one count of voting more than once in the same election, a Category “D” felony.
UPDATED November 3, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.
Roxanne Rubin - Criminal Complaint
Roxanne Rubin - Affidavit
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