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Local man admits to voting twice in 2008 election

By St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – A 34-year-old St. Louis man has admitted that he voted twice - once in Missouri and once in Illinois - in the November 2008 election.

The US Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Missouri emphasized that Tarrell Campbell registered under his own name both in Missouri and Illinois, and neither registration involved any fraud. But the problem, said federal prosecutor Richard Callahan, is "you just can't vote twice."

Campbell admitted Friday that he had been registered to vote for years in Missouri before moving to Edwardsville, IL in 2007. In October 2008, he voted in Illinois under the state's early voting procedures, then voted in St. Louis on November 4th. The single count of voter fraud carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison or a $10,000 fine, though Campbell will likely receive less.

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