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Colorado woman’s conviction for illegal voting overturned

June 26, 2019

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge has overturned a woman’s conviction for illegally voting in the wrong precinct.

The Colorado Sun reports a judge ruled last month that a lower court incorrectly convicted Marie Rossmiller of Pitkin.

The district court judge has sent the case back down for a new verdict to be issued.

Rossmiller submitted a ballot in an April 2016 municipal election in the town 204 miles (328 kilometers) southwest of Denver.

Prosecutors say nine voters were charged, with eight pleading guilty and Rosmiller appealing her conviction and sentence of 48 hours of public service.

Pitkin split her time between two homes and in 2016 changed her voter registration so she could vote in Pitkin elections.

The judge says an intent by Rossmiller to commit fraud was not determined.

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Information from: The Colorado Sun, http://coloradosun.com

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