2006-04-04 22:07:19 UTC
State's Attorney wants answers.
From the Palm Beach Post: "[Coulter] wrote down an Indian Road address
instead of Seabreeze on her voter's registration application. And she
signed to certify the information as true.
"'She never lived here,' said Suzanne Frisbie, owner of the Indian
Road home. 'I'm Ann's realtor, and she used this address to forward
mail when she moved from New York.'
"Florida statutes make it a third-degree felony to vote knowingly in
the wrong precinct. Lying on a voter's registration can cost up to
$5,000 and five years behind bars."
And now this:
Elections officials to query GOP pundit
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
This time, claiming she doesn't even live here as GOP pundit Ann
Coulter has been doing on this spring's college speaking tour when
she's questioned about her February election meltdown on Palm Beach
isn't going to cut it.
Palm Beach County's elections supervisor has given the right wing's
unofficial mouthpiece 30 days to explain why she voted in the wrong
In a registered letter scheduled to be sent to her this week, Coulter
is asked to "clarify certain information as to her legal residence,"
elections boss Arthur Anderson said.
"We want to give her a chance," Anderson said. "She needs to tell us
where she really lives."
Or else? He could refer the case to State Attorney Barry Krischer for
criminal charges, Anderson said.
The letter, however, may be headed to the wrong house.
The bestselling author, whose The New Ann Coulter comes out in June,
owns a homestead on Seabreeze Avenue, near Worth Ave. Yet, the missive
is being sent to the Indian Road home of Realtor Suzanne Frisbie.
Coulter claimed in official elections documents to be living there,
which Frisbie denied last month.
"We have to send the registered letter to her address in our records,"
explained Charmaine Kelly, elections chief deputy. "If it comes back
unsigned, we'll deal with that."
In his official incident report released last week, poll worker Jim
Whited wrote that Coulter tried to vote in the Feb. 7 town council
election at Bethesda-by-the-Sea, the right place for a Seabreeze
resident. Coulter left in a hurry when, Whited said, he asked her to
correct the record. Later she cast her ballot at the St. Edward's
precinct, where real Indian Road residents go.
Coulter, a constitutional lawyer who relentlessly made fun of Palm
Beach County voters after the botched 2000 presidential election,
couldn't be reached for comment.
[Don't you love irony?]
This is what is known as a dilemma. If Coulter certifies that s/he
did not live at the Indian Road address from whence she voted, then
she is tacitly admitting to voter fraud. If Coulter certifies that
she did live there, she will be committing voter fraud -- and perjury.
Do the math, mAnn. Now, do the time.
"I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote." -- Ann Coulter (Hannity and Colmes, Aug. 17, 1999)