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August 28, 2013 - 8:44 am

Double voting in a federal election is a felony. But the Holder DOJ hasn’t acted, so far.

About 50 men and women packed a Rice County courtroom Tuesday afternoon as two Somali women pleaded not guilty to charges of voter fraud stemming from the general election last November.

Farhiya Abdi Dool, 38, and Amina A Hassan, 31, each face one felony charge of unlawful voting for voting once by absentee ballot and once at a polling place during the 2012 general election. Each woman faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the offense.

The women, both naturalized U.S. citizens, were charged June 21.

With Minneapolis-based defense attorney Julie Nelson at their side, Dool and Hassan each entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday afternoon. As was the case with their first court appearances, the women were backed by family members, friends, neighbors and advocates all listening closely to the proceedings.  Supporters of the women say that their actions were an honest mistake that should not be punished with a felony charge. Nelson took the defense a step further during an interview after the hearing.

I find it offensive that these women have been criminally charged,” Nelson said. “These women came to this country, they are naturalized citizens, and they wanted to vote.”

They wanted to vote so much, they voted twice!

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Now we have evidence of fraud in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Minnesota. Obama did not the election. He stole it. All of you who think Romney was terrible candidate owe him an apology. He won the 2012 election just as Nixon did the 1960 election. The polls favoring Romney in the last weekend of the campaign were correct. Polls don't count illegal voters but Democrats do.
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This is the voter fraud that Eric Holder and the rest of the left claims doesn't exist. Imagine how many times something like this occurred in recent elections - people like these voting in person and via absentee ballot, college students voting absentee in their home state and again in their college town. It adds up.
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There's that magic word again; "offensive." Their attorney finds it offensive her clients have been charged, inferring that the charges are racially motivated rather than lawfully motivated. Therefore, the only pc thing to do is drop the racist charges.
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This is how 11 million Mexicans become 22 million votes (and that is if they ONLY vote one extra time each)!
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Hey Eric, tell me again why we don't need voter ID!
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Let me guess, both votes for Obama. Or maybe not since they are being prosecuted.
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