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March 6, 2013

86-year-old St. Peter woman charged with voter fraud



Moore’s concerns about the fact her mother was allowed to vote are also valid, Fraser said. The purpose for adding the “A.B.” to the voting roster is to remind people when they’ve already voted with an absentee ballot.

“The election judges are supposed to see that and stop her,” Fraser said. “That’s why it’s there.”

Schneider is scheduled to make her first appearance for the felony charge April 2. She’s doesn’t plan to have an attorney with her.

“I don’t need one,” she said. “I did my civic duty. I’ve always voted. I have ever since I’ve been old enough.

“It was a mistake. I didn’t realize I had voted absentee until this all came out. It’s driving me crazy. I just wish it was all over with.”

Moore said her mother won’t have to worry about getting a ride to the courthouse so she can face the judge. She plans to be at her mother’s side.

“I have to take her, of course, and she’ll be shaking like a leaf,” she said. “It’s going to driver her nuts. I hope she doesn’t pass out.

“I think it’s kind of silly. There are a lot worse things to worry about out there. That’s just my opinion.”

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