Convicted felon's illegal ballot was counted in Roseau County
Despite his fears that his outlaw votes came to naught, the ballot Eric Willems cast illegally Nov. 4 in Roseau County, Minn., was counted, along with the other 7,755 ballots cast, the county auditor said today.
Willems, a convicted felon from a 2004 sex offense, committed another felony by voting last fall before his sentence had expired or been completed.
He pleaded guilty this week in state district court in Roseau to the charge of voting illegally as an ineligible voter.
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