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Nevada woman takes plea deal in twice-voting case

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The FBI arrests Roxanne Rubin, who is charged with attempting to vote more than once in the same election, at the Riviera in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Voter Fraud Arrest in Vegas

The FBI arrests Roxanne Rubin, who is charged with attempting to vote more than once in the same election, at the Riviera in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Launch slideshow »

A Nevada woman accused of trying to vote twice is agreeing to plead guilty to a reduced charge in a case that she says shows the need for voters to produce photo identification.

Roxanne Rubin said Thursday she showed how easy it would be to vote with just a signature.

She was stopped at a second early voting polling place in Henderson on Oct. 29 after shouting to her husband that she would be allowed to vote.

Rubin says voters should have to show photo ID.

She agreed in court to plead guilty to attempting to vote twice, but the charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if she stays out of trouble for six months.

She also paid almost $2,500 in restitution to the state for the investigation.

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  1. What she proved is our system works.

    She was not able to vote twice.

    One problem we do have in this state though is all the "deals" that are made so criminals walk free so easily. They know they don't have to pay the price for their crimes.

  2. She should have tried to vote in another name. That would have been easy. All you need to know is their name and address and you can vote for them as long as your forge the signature. Easy. She's right. Photo ID is needed.

  3. So she is getting out of a FELONY conviction. This allows her to keep her gaming card and her lucrative position as a VIP casino host getting money from tourists.

    As I watch the City of Las Vegas gaming card hearings with people who have done less get denied the opportunity to hold a gaming card so they can support their families this slap on the wrist is insulting.

    What she did was dishonest. Plain and simple.

    If the person breaking the law in this very same way was brown in this town they would still have a felony conviction and no way to get another job. Yet she can go on back to her precious gaming card while others can't even work at Seven Eleven in Vegas for lesser offenses.

    Then we let her have a nice tidy platform to go on FOX News et al and spew an opinion that we need picture voter ID laws in a state that can't afford to pay for basic education services. Doesn't this play out nicely for political goals in this discussion while denying justice to those denied the basic ability to work in this town.