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VOTER FRAUD: Charges Filed After Investigation

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says two men face charges for illegally registering to vote.

Fifty-three-year-old Nickie Perkins of Melborne is charged with two counts of election misconduct and one count of fraudulent practice.

Court document say he voted in the 2012 general election, even though he was a convicted felon. Perkins has been released from custody.

Sixty-four-year-old Jesus Castorena is charged with two counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo County.

Officials say he falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen, obtained a drivers’ license and registered to vote illegally. ┬áHe was deported to Mexico in 2007 but returned to the U.S. Warrants have been issues for Castorena’s arrest.

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