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A Wisconsin man has been charged with four felonies after he cast two absentee ballots in the 2020 presidential election.
While speaking to the Associated Press, 64-year-old Michael Ray Overall claimed that his voting twice was unintentional and a mistake.
“Hell no,” he said when asked if he intended to vote twice.
Overall said that he registered to vote in St. Croix County in 2007 but sold his house in 2019.
He says he updated his address on his driver’s license to Beloit in May 2020, which is where he moved.
According to the complaint, Overall requested an absentee ballot from St. Croix County last October but said it was mailed to a Rockford, Illinois, address.
About a week later, Overall said he signed the absentee ballot using a Star Prairie, Wisconsin, address, which is in St. Croix County.
The ballot was received before the election.
On October 13, one day after he signed the first absentee ballot, Overall said he registered to vote using a Beloit, Wisconsin, address.
On Oct. 27, Overall voted absentee in person at a voting location in the Town of Beloit, in Rock County.
Overall said an election worker in Rock County told him that his absentee vote there would cancel out his request for the St. Croix County absentee ballot, which he said he remembered filling out but not returning.
“I’ve got memory problems,” Overall said. “I can’t even remember what day it is.”
Overall is now facing one charge of voting by a disqualified person; one charge of providing false information to an election official; one charge of registering to vote in more than one place; and of voting more than once.
Each charge is a Class I felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and up to 3 and a half years in prison, or both.
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