North Carolina woman gets prison time for helping alien vote
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who helped her immigrant boyfriend register and vote is going to prison for helping the non-citizen vote.
U.S. District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan this week sentenced 66-year-old Denslo Allen Paige to two months in prison and a $250 fine. Paige advised Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena to register and vote in the November 2016 elections though he was ineligible as a Mexican citizen.
Espinosa-Pena was among 19 foreign nationals charged with illegal voting in August by federal prosecutors in eastern North Carolina.
Paige was a seasonal poll worker in Wake County, but she said she was never taught legal residents holding green cards like Espinosa-Pena weren’t allowed to vote. Paige said she thought workers at a help desk at the polling site would know if he could vote.
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