WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was charged this week in Nobles County District Court for unlawfully voting in the 2018 state general election last November.
According to the criminal complaint, Oscar Duron-Jimenez, 23, voted in the 2018 general election despite a felony conviction prohibiting him from voting. Documents from the Rock Nobles Community Corrections agency indicate that in February 2018, Duron-Jimenez signed a probation agreement that doesn't expire until 2021.
In an interview with law enforcement, Duron-Jimenez said he voted at the Rushmore City Hall. He claimed to have not known he was considered a felon, as his case hadn't been decided at the time of the election.
He faces a felony ineligible voter knowing votes charge, which is punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.