“When my family went to vote, I joined them to vote and I never checked the status of me if I was okay to vote,” Cannizzaro said, according to a transcript of his sentencing purchased by HuffPost. Cannizzaro’s case “is the type of de mimimis case that U.S. Cannizzaro’s case and those of 19 other immigrants, attracted national attention after federal prosecutors blasted out a press release in August announcing the criminal charges. Several studies and investigations have shown that while illegal voting sometimes does occur, it is uncommon and not a widespread problem. Cannizzaro’s attorney Elliot Abrams declined to comment on his client’s sentencing.
Source: Huffington Post October 11, 2018 21:43 UTC