Fond du Lac man charged with voter fraud for illegally voting in November 2020 election
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Fond du Lac man has been charged with voter fraud for illegally voting in the November 2020 election.
Anthony Van Egtern of Campbellsport has been charged with a felony for voting a disqualified person on November 3, 2020.
On Tuesday, Nov. 30 the Fond du Lac County district attorney, Eric J Toney, announced the charges.
Van Egtern is the second Fond du Lac County resident to be charged with voter fraud since last November. He will make his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.
“These prosecutions are not indicative that the election was stolen but elections are the cornerstone of our democracy and the integrity of our electoral process must be protected at every turn," said Toney. "We will continue to prosecute any circumstances of voter fraud, as allowed by law, in order to safeguard our electoral process and ensure the public has confidence in our elections. The defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.”
If convicted of the Class I felony, Van Egtern faces imprisonment up to 3 years and 6 months and a fine of up to $10,000.