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Coulter May Not Be off the Hook for Alleged Voting Fraud

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Coulter May Not Be off the Hook for Alleged Voting Fraud

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This spring, it looked like Ann Coulter's alleged voting-fraud troubles might be over after a high-level FBI agent made unsolicited phone calls to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida to vouch for the conservative columnist. But the Palm Beach Post's Jose Lambiet now reports that the Universal Press Syndicate pundit may not be completely off the hook.

Lambiet wrote that the sheriff's office "punted a voting fraud probe in April" but "the Florida Elections Commission now is investigating" the February 2006 incident in which Coulter -- who's also an author and lawyer -- allegedly cast her ballot in the wrong precinct in a Palm Beach election after registering with an address that wasn't hers.

"The Coulter voting saga is now known as FEC Case No. 07-211," Lambiet continued. "The investigator assigned, Tallahassee's Margie Wade, wouldn't confirm she caught the case; FEC complaints are supposed to be confidential. Still, [I'm] told Coulter already has been notified she's under investigation.

"Who filed? [Campaign consultant] Richard Giorgio, whose stable of candidates includes mostly Democrats. …

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