Judge acquits Crookston man of illegal voting charge
A judge has acquitted a Crookston man charged with voting illegally.
Ken Mendez, 47, was accused of casting his ballot from jail in 2006 before his civil rights had been fully restored after a felony conviction.
In a decision filed just before the close of business Wednesday, Judge Jeffrey Remick of Minnesota District Court wrote that prosecutors proved Mendez voted when he was ineligible to vote, but they did not prove Mendez knew it was illegal to do so.
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