Two people accused of voting twice in 2016 election

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A man has pled guilty and a woman is facing charges for voting twice in the 2016 election, according to the El Paso County clerk and recorder’s office.

The office said Nathan Parks, 54, pled guilty to the misdemeanor on May 15. His sentence includes 30 hours of community service, restitution, court fees, and a 12-month deferred sentence. 

The officer said Parks registered to vote in Colorado in August 2013, but also maintained his voter registration in Clallam County, Washington. He didn’t cast any absentee ballots in Colorado until the 2016 election, when he voted in both Colorado and Washington. 

Another suspect, 66-year-old Bonnie Schrader, is facing charges for the same crime in El Paso County. Schrader was charged in March with forgery of a government-issued document, which is a felony, and voting twice in an election, which is a misdemeanor. Her next court appearance is set for Monday. 

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