Scott Walker supporter claims amnesia in voter fraud case

AP

A Wisconsin voter allegedly cast five ballots in the 2012 recall election that Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., survived, but the voter says he doesn't remember that day due to a temporary form of amnesia.

Robert Monroe, a 50-year-old health insurance executive, was charged last week with 13 felonies related to voter fraud, WisPolitics.com reported. Monroe was a supporter of Walker and Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling.

According to public records, Monroe told investigators he suffered from amnesia when confronted with the charges against him. In addition to voting multiple times in the 2012 recall election, Monroe allegedly voted twice in the presidential election. All told, WisPolitics.com reports, Monroe allegedly voted a dozen times in five elections in 2011 and 2012.

Monroe's case is one of the most significant alleged incidents of voter fraud in Wisconsin, where Republican lawmakers have attempted to implement stricter voter ID laws. The state's photo ID law was ruled unconstitutional in April.

Each of the 13 counts against Monroe carries a penalty of up to $10,000 in forefeitures and three-and-a-half years in prison, WisPolitics.com reported. Additionally, Monroe would lose his right to vote if he were convicted of a felony.

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