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    Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    MINNEAPOLIS - A college student claimed it was all a joke when he put his vote in this fall's presidential election up for sale on the Web auction site eBay. But prosecutors didn't see the humor.

    University of Minnesota student Max P. Sanders, 19, was charged with a felony Thursday in Hennepin County District Court after allegedly asking for a minimum of $10 in exchange for voting for the bidder's preferred candidate.

    "Good luck!" Sanders wrote under the eBay handle zepdrummer612. "You're (sic) country depends on You!"

    Sanders was charged with one count of bribery, treating and soliciting under an 1893 state law that makes it a crime to offer to buy or sell a vote.

    According to a criminal complaint, the Minnesota secretary of state's office learned about the offering on the Web site and told prosecutors. Investigators sent a subpoena to eBay and got information that led to Sanders.

    The student told investigators he made the eBay posting, adding, "That was a joke. It's no longer listed," according to the complaint..........
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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    What a jackass.
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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    The idiot should not have done it ... but c'mon ... a felony? He was clearly joking. He should have been told he couldn't do it, maybe fined slightly, but a felony is a little much.

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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    What a jackass.
    Jackass, yes, buying or selling a vote, nothing new....They are called lobbyist...... :P



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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    Lets just throw his ass in jail with the real criminals.
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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    "midgensa" wrote:
    The idiot should not have done it ... but c'mon ... a felony? He was clearly joking. He should have been told he couldn't do it, maybe fined slightly, but a felony is a little much.
    thats not a joke, people in other countries would love to have the right to vote, and hes an ass and tries to be HAHA and sell it? what a douche

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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    I agree with Marc.

    He's a bad, bad man.
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    What a bunch of shit. They should be glad people even want to vote for the two jerk offs we get to choose from now.

    Bring back Ron Paul and I'll vote.

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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

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    I agree with Marc.

    He's a bad, bad man.
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    What a bunch of pooh. They should be glad people even want to vote for the two jerk offs we get to choose from now.

    Bring back Ron Paul and I'll vote.
    Cop out.
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    Re: Minn. teen charged with offering his vote on eBay

    Uh oh..
    I see this going south.
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    I agree with NP and dc.
    Joking or not, that's something you don't wanna mess with.
    Not that I'm agreeing with the harshity (is that even a word?)..
    Harshness of the punishment.
    But on the other hand, you gotta start letting people know they have to be accountable for their actions.
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    "Formo" wrote:
    Uh oh..
    I see this going south.
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    I agree with NP and dc.
    Joking or not, that's something you don't wanna mess with.
    Not that I'm agreeing with the harshity (is that even a word?)..
    Harshness of the punishment.
    But on the other hand, you gotta start letting people know they have to be accountable for their actions.
    I agree, although, keep in mind that he hasn't been punished yet.
    I highly doubt he will get the maximum of 5 years.
    More than likely he will get some kind of probation.
    And more importantly, a felony conviction.
    Had he been serious, then I would pull for the max.
    But since it was a (poor) joke, I hope he gets only whatever it takes for him to learn his lesson.
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