December 14, 2017

Illegal voting charges against former supervisor dismissed

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STANDISH — Two counts of voting in the wrong precinct against former Sims Township Supervisor Robert Quackenbush were dismissed without prejudice in 23rd Circuit Court in Arenac County during a motion hearing Nov. 29.

According to information from the court, Quackenbush’s defense counsel and the prosecution reached an agreement to dismiss the charges. Per the agreement, if Quackenbush, 62, is arrested for any criminal acts or traffic violations more serious than a civil infraction during the next year, the charges could be levied against him again.

The motion to quash or dismiss the charges was filed by Quackenbush’s attorneys, Patrick Winter, the primary, and Jamie Nisidis, who served as co-council.

Felony election law violation charges against the former Sims Township supervisor stemmed from an investigation by the Michigan State Police that began in September 2015 at the request of a township resident. The MSP investigation reportedly discovered that between 2014 and 2016, while serving as township supervisor, Quackenbush voted five times, but had a permanent residence in Saginaw Township.

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Connie O.

In other words there is not a penalty for living somewhere else out of this county and voting in Arenac County like you are a full time resident. The State Police investigated this and found he had voted 5 times in the wrong county. The judge decided to let it slide by--Arenac County we have problems!!

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NorthernMichiganGuy

What a waste of time and taxpayers money. I guess the main thing is that the residents in Sims Township now know about MR.QUACKENBUSH and his ideas on voting rights. Maybe he is special...Another issue is that our voting laws have flaws and are not accurate and can be abused by people like MR. QUACKENBUSH.

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