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.