Blogged quickly by Brad Friedman, still on the road, still deep in the heart of Texas...
Currently way off the grid, and not even sure if I can get this item to post from here. So we'll leave the heavy lifting to Jose Lambiet of the Palm Beach Post, who delivers another Ann Coulter Voter Fraud scoop, reporting that she's "not off the hook" just yet.
For the backstory, see our "Coulter Fraud" Special Coverage Page at http://www.BradBlog.com/CoulterFraud. The short version: She committed third-degree voter fraud in Palm Beach County when she lied on her registration. Period. Dead to rights. She also lied on her driver's license down there (another third-degree felony) and knowingly voted at the wrong precinct (first degree misdemeanor). Again, all dead to rights. The link above offers all the proof any attorney with balls bigger than Coulter's would need. And here's her fraudulent Voter Registration form to boot.
But for now, here's Lambiet's latest scoop in the matter:
While most expected the conservative pundit to be off the hook for good when the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office punted a voting fraud probe in April, the Florida Elections Commission now is investigating.
Coulter, a constitutional lawyer, voted in the wrong precinct in a Palm Beach town election in February 2006 after registering at an address that wasn't hers.
The Coulter voting saga is now known as FEC Case No. 07-211. The investigator assigned, Tallahassee's Margie Wade, wouldn't confirm she caught the case; FEC complaints are supposed to be confidential.
Still, Page Two is told Coulter already has been notified she's under investigation.
The rest of Lambiet's story is here at the Post site, but since those stories get archived after a while, and since we think it's a good idea to keep this story in the public eye, the rest of his coverage is also copied below...
"I actually saw her vote at St. Edward's (Church), and she looked in a hurry,"?Giorgio said. The church is reserved for voters from the north side of the island, while Coulter lives south near Worth Avenue.
"I didn't realize that she had tried to vote somewhere else and was turned back. This was willful. Anyone else would have been prosecuted."
But Coulter hasn't been, even after Palm Beach cops, the PBC supervisor of elections and sheriff's office looked into it. Coulter hired Republican 2000 election recount lawyer Marcos Jimenez to rep her and refused to talk.
He did not return calls.
According to FEC rules, Wade has subpoena powers and could force Coulter to sing.
So, what does best-selling author Coulter risk? The FEC could impose $2,000 in fines. And it could refer the case to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the state attorney's office for criminal prosecution.
The decision is left to the commission, whose seven members all were appointed by former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.