It’s no secret that Republicans have contempt for following the laws they use to hassle regular people every single day. It’s also common knowledge that they aren’t the smartest people walking the streets either. It is a bit rare, though, that you have these two facts intersect in such a perfect, hilarious, and totally unsurprising way as what happened in the story below.
Take for example the case of Charles Jeter, who is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was forced to resign after it was exposed that he voted in both North Carolina and South Carolina during the 2004 presidential election.
Under federal law, it’s a felony to cast more than one ballot in a federal election. Since 2004 was one of those, Jeter pretty much screwed the pooch on that one. You’d think that someone like him would know these things, being a law-abiding Republican and all that nonsense.
The funniest part of all of this is how it was discovered. Jeter sponsored legislation for the state of North Carolina in 2013 to “combat voter fraud.” That same law is what was his undoing.
One of the changes made in 2013, by the legislation package Jeter sponsored, was that the state would be required to cross-check it’s voter rolls with those of other states. This was done in an effort to identify people who are ineligible to vote in other states, so they could be flagged as ineligible to vote in North Carolina as well.
Guess who was discovered to have voted in “other states” in 2004 at the same time they voted in North Carolina during the cross-checking. You guessed it. Charles Jeter busted himself for voter fraud after he helped push through the law that exposed him. Dumbass …
Jeter unsurprisingly denies reality and insists he didn’t vote in South Carolina. He can’t explain why it shows that he did, but he vowed to get to the bottom of it by calling the SC board of elections and seeing what he can find out.
One of two things happened. Either a clone of Jeter went to South Carolina in 2004 and committed felony voter fraud, or he did it himself because he felt the rules didn’t apply to him. We know what the truth is.
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