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Too drunk to vote

Ran into Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman this morning and we got to kibbitzing about how widespread voting fraud is. Freeman’s view, sanitized for your protection: not much.

But he did bring up an interesting way to lose your vote, even if you’re properly registered: show up hammered.

Freeman said in 2006, when he was running for his current office, one guy showed up so drunk he was not permitted to cast a ballot. “He couldn’t read the ballot,” Freeman remarked.

Hennepin’s top prosecutor notes state law allows officials to block you from voting if you’re legally drunk.

So, I said, above .08 and you run some risk?

Probably not a ton. “This guy was over .20,” Freeman noted.

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