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Man Indicted On Illegal Voting Charges

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, announced that Roger D. Schantz, 75, Murrells Inlet, S.C., has been indicted in connection with voter fraud.

Schantz was one of eight persons indicted by the grand jury on Monday, June 18.

In a press release, Haselman said Schantz was indicted on six counts of illegal voting.

The release states, "On or about Nov. 4, 2008, Nov. 2, 2010, Nov. 8, 2011, and March 6, 2012, he (Schantz) allegedly voted or attempted to vote in any primary, special, or general election in a precinct in which he is not a legally-qualified elector.

"Mr. Schantz also allegedly voted or attempted to vote more than once at the same elections."

In addition to the South Carolina address, the Fulton County auditor’s office website,  "Roger D. Schantz, Trustee," is listed as the owner of a condominium at 308 Park Place, Archbold.

The case first came to public notice in late March, when John Husted, Ohio secretary of state, announced a case of possible voter fraud had been discovered. Personal identifying information on both Ohio and South Carolina voter registrations were the same.

The case was referred to Mike DeWine, Ohio attorney general, and then to the county prosecutor office.–posted 2 pm, 6/20/12


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