DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two more people face charges as Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's crackdown on voter fraud continues.
A Melbourne man is charged with election misconduct and fraudulent practice. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 53-year-old Nickie Dean Perkins registered and voted in the November General Election though he's a convicted felon. He was charged March 5. A hearing is set for April 1.
His attorney, Mark Olberding of Nevada, says Perkins thought his voting rights were restored. Olberding says Perkins cast a provisional ballot in November but it wasn't counted.
Authorities also have charged 64-year-old Jesus Castorena, of Hampton, with perjury for claiming on 2010 driver's license and voter registration applications he was U.S. citizen. He had been deported to Mexico in 2007.
An arrest warrant has been issued.
- Safe cams help police, local businesses solve crime
- UW-L celebrates School of Education
- Gundersen Health System considered top hospital for enviornmental excellence
- Downtown Mainstreet hosts 'Clean Your Block Party'
- March for Science runs through La Crosse
- Earth Buzz! raising awareness for polinator importance
- Police: Stop calling about urban wild turkeys
- Volunteers offer support for people who recently left jail
- UW-L softball takes two versus UW-River Falls
- Minnesota farmers begin planting under optimal weather