News from northern Minnesota:
St. Louis County Auditor election department records show that Brown voted in the November 2008 general election. According to the criminal complaint against him, Brown has been convicted of multiple felonies in multiple states. He told an investigator that his probation officer told him that he could vote because “no one checks up on it.’’ The probation officer was interviewed by police and said that he never told Brown such a thing. He said he typically tells probationers about their loss of such civil rights.
Lisa May Burleson, 34, of Hibbing, is accused of voting after pleading guilty to felony theft in 2006. She was placed on five years probation. According to the criminal complaint, Burleson told a Hibbing police officer that she had no idea that she could not vote and did not remember reading the probation agreement stating that she would lose her civil right to vote while on felony probation.