It's too bad Schultz has been hamstrung by a judge, we need more cleaning and checking of the voter roles as by the looks of it there are plenty more who vote without eligibility. But no doubt there will be some who dismiss this and will oppose ANY attempt at making sure our elections are more secure.Three people were charged with felony counts of voter fraud Thursday in Pottawattamie County as a result of an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation probe initiated last month in conjunction with the Iowa Secretary of States Office.
First-degree election misconduct charges were brought against Albert Harte-Maxwell, 52; Linda Harte-Maxwell, 49; and Maria Ayon-Fernandez, 40, all of Council Bluffs. The charge is a Class D felony.
The three were booked Thursday into the Pottawattamie County Jail and released on their own recognizance, according to a DCI statement. The investigation was conducted by the DCI and Pottawattamie County Attorneys Office.
According to criminal complaints, the three are non-U.S. citizens who registered to vote in Pottawattamie County. Albert Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2010 general election and 2011 city election, Linda Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2011 city election and Ayon-Fernandez voted in the 2010 general election, according to the complaint and affidavit. The Harte-Maxwells are citizens of Canada and Ayon-Fernandez is a citizen of Mexico, court records indicate.