Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 11, 2013

86-year-old voter charged with fraud for casting two ballots

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Sandland, the detective, told Schneider that investigators had dug through statutes dating to the 1800s, looking for a way to get around charging her, according to Moore.

“He was very polite about it,” said Moore. “He said he was sorry.”

Bills before the state legislature would change Minnesotta's law to give prosecutors more latitude, said Fraser.

Schneider, who is visibly stressed by the charge against her, is scheduled to make a court appearance on April 2. She said she won't need an attorney.

“I did my civic duty," she said. "I’ve always voted. I have ever since I’ve been old enough."

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Details for this story were reported by The Free Press of Mankato, Minn.

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