Lessons learned. Roxanne Rubin was a loyal Republican who worked on the Las Vegas strip. And she hated the way Democrats got away with cheating the voting system.
“This has always been an issue with me. I just feel the system is flawed,” she told the AP Thursday. “If we’re showing ID for everything else, why wouldn’t we show our ID in order to vote?”
So last November, she decided she’d do something about it. She would vote twice. That would show everybody.
Rubin voted at the Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later that day, she appeared at a Las Vegas polling station at 9725 S. Eastern Ave., and attempted to vote a second time.
A records search showed she already voted, but Rubin insisted she had not and should be allowed to cast a ballot. Poll workers did not allow it . .
Nevada has no voter ID law — other than for first-time voters who didn’t show ID when they registered to vote — and she was caught anyway . .
Rubin’s deal requires her to pay $2,481 to the state in restitution, complete 100 hours of community service, stay out of trouble and complete an impulse control course.
Elsewhere, in the realm of the famous, a former U.S. Treasurer has had enough.
. . Bay Buchanan, a top Mitt Romney lieutenant who’s been involved in politics ever since serving as treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign, saw last November’s loss as a signal to get out of presidential politics.
“It was so tough. It was brutal,” she said of the loss to President Obama. “I think it’s the toughest because we really expected to win it,” added Buchanan, a former Treasurer of the United States who also ran her brother Pat’s three campaigns for president.
“I thought to myself in November, I have another career in me,” Buchanan said. So two days after the election, she started an online real estate course and now has her sales license and a firm: McEnearney Associates Inc. in McLean, Va.
Is there some lesson in common here? Propaganda is famously unreliable, that’s a good one. It matters what you name your daughters, maybe. ‘Bay’ and ‘Roxanne’ come with some risks.