2 Iowa Felons Charged with Registering to Vote

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By Kara Kelly

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two convicted felons have been charged with election fraud for registering to vote.

The Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that 37-year-old Jason Rawlin, of Indianola, and 37-year-old Stacy Brown, of Kanawha, registered when they obtained driver's licenses or ID cards from the Department of Transportation.

Rawlin was convicted in Wapello County on forgery charges. He told the agent he believed his right to vote was restored after his release from prison in 2001.

Brown was convicted in 2009 after pleading guilty to possession of anhydrous ammonia. She told the agent she signed a paper when getting a driver's license without reading it thoroughly.

Both have been charged with election fraud and fraudulent practices, then released.

The cases stem from information submitted to investigators by Secretary of State Matt Schultz.
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