THE BLOG
02/15/2006 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Will Ann Coulter Be Prosecuted for Voter Fraud?

Don't bet on it. Never one to let truth encumber her columns and speeches, the right's favorite pin-up allegedly carried the same attitude into the voting booth, and nobody much notices. So far, the story in The Palm Beach Post, though racing around the blogosphere (thank you, Kos), has had zero coverage elsewhere in the traditional media. According to columnist Jose Lambiet:

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections records show Coulter voted last week in Palm Beach's council election. Problem is: She cast her ballot in a precinct 4 miles north of the precinct where she owns a home -- and that could be a big no-no....

She wrote down an Indian Road address instead of [her correct address] on her voter's registration application. And she signed to certify the information as true.... 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.

Let's see if any news outlets do the obvious followup. "We're not a policing agency," the PB Post quotes Elections Chief Deputy Charmaine Kelly. "You do not have to show proof that you live at your address. But when you sign the registration application, you also take an oath that everything you wrote is the truth.

If someone brings us proof that a person falsified a registration, we'll check into it, then refer the matter to the state attorney's office if necessary.