NC woman charged for fulfilling husband’s dying wish of voting

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A dying man’s last wish ended with his elderly wife charged with a felony crime in Union County, according to WSOC-TV.

Verna Roehm, 75, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor voter fraud. Investigators said in 2012, Roehm’s husband told her his final wish was to vote on the Republican ticket in the presidential election, and then died before the election.

State elections officials said Roehm then filled out an absentee ballot with her husband’s name on it, and mailed it to the Union County Board of Elections where it was counted.

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