Las Vegas Review-Journal: Woman arrested for voter fraud pleads to lesser charge

-By Francis McCabe

January 24, 2013- Roxanne Rubin just wanted to test the voting system.

And the system worked.

On Thursday, Rubin's test cost her a $2,481 to reimburse for investigation costs, 100 hours of community service, time at an impulse control class and requires she stay out of trouble.

The Henderson woman took a deal from state prosecutors that will allow her to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to vote twice if she completes the requirements set by Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Deborah Lippis within six months.

Rubin, 56, was accused of felony voter fraud after she tried to vote twice in the November presidential election.

And Secretary of State Ross Miller continued his call for upgrades to the state's voting system that would include a photographic identification system.

"If Ms. Rubin was trying to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud, she clearly failed and proved just the opposite," Miller said.

"That does not, however, mean that there is no need for vigilance and enhancements to the existing system. Our existing safeguards work, but when we have the opportunity to further strengthen the security of our system, without disenfranchising any voters, we should do so."

Rubin voted at the Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later that day, she appeared at a Las Vegas polling station at 9725 S. Eastern Ave., and attempted to vote a second time.

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