Ann Coulter: Felon?

Maybe. From WTSP 10 - Tampa:

West Palm Beach, Florida - Controversial political pundit Ann Coulter is being investigated for possibly voting in the wrong precinct last February.

That's a felony that carries up to five years behind bars.

The head election official in Palm Beach County says officials have sent Coulter four letters since March, asking her to clarify her address.
Because Coulter has failed to respond to the letters, the case has been transferred to prosecutors. Obviously, neither Ann or her publicist has said anything.

Under other circumstances, I might be conflicted about this one. If this were any other private citizen who accidentally voted at the wrong precinct, would there be an investigation - let alone news stories about it? No, probably not. If I screwed up and accidentally voted in the wrong place, would I end up spending 5 years in jail? God, I hope not!

The Board of Elections has sent out four letters attempting to clarify the situation and an AP piece reports might face charges on the grounds that "[k]nowingly voting in the wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison."

I feel better now. I was worried for a minute that I was going to have to defend Ann Coulter.

But that also means that Ann has a built in escape clause: It wasn't that Ann consciously committed voter fraud, it's that she simply made a mistake on election day. It has to be one or the other.

That said, either option is a bad one for Ann. Either she's a felon or she made a mistake. We all know how difficult it is for today's conservatives to admit that they've made even the slightest miscalculation, let alone an outright blunder.

More from the AP:
Anderson added that Coulter, since the allegations surfaced, made "efforts to distract and divert focus on the process regarding this complaint. ... I did express my frustration to the state attorney in a recent meeting and warned him I may need his services," according to an article in the Palm Beach Post.

But [Elections Supervisor Arthur] Anderson said Coulter's voting rights would not be rescinded for next week's election.
If she is convicted, though, she would be stripped of her voting rights in perpetuity under Florida State Law. And if she wants her voting rights back, she'd be forced to do the unthinkable - agree with the ACLU!

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