Monday, February 24, 2003

UK student admits voter card foul-up



The Associated Press

LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky's student government president has pleaded guilty to interfering with voter registration after he failed to turn in 747 student voter registration cards to the county clerk.

"As president of student government, I had an obligation to make sure that the cards were returned on time," Tim Robinson said in an e-mail to trustees on Friday. "I never intended to prevent anyone from voting, and I'm very sorry ..."

Robinson has withdrawn from law school for this semester, citing too many missed classes due to the case.

His sentencing will take place in two weeks. The prosecutor recommended a fine of $500.




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