Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008

Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough.

Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece.

Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending.

Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo ID at the polls. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed it.

Wake elections director Cherie Poucher said the three used their real names when they voted.

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