An arrest warrant has been issued for a Wisconsin man accused of casting a vote in McHenry County during the November 2020 election despite living in Wisconsin.
Robert J. Sandy, 50, of the 8900 block of Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was charged with one count of perjury in election code, a Class 3 felony.
A McHenry County sheriff’s detective said in a criminal complaint that Sandy knowingly made a false statement when he signed a ballot application on November 3, 2020.
The complaint said that Sandy certified he resided at a residence in the 700 block of Nancy Lane in McHenry for 30 days or more proceeding to the general election.
In a tweet posted to Twitter on November 6, 2020, which appeared to be from the same Robert Sandy now charged, the man admitted to traveling from Kenosha to McHenry County to vote in the election.
“While I now live in Kenosha, WI, I never felt secure enough with the system, nor with my ability to maintain a life here, to attempt to change my voter registration from IL-14 prior to the election,” Sandy wrote.
“It was also very important to me that I vote for Lauren Underwood again. So, I got up early on Tuesday and traversed the 45 miles between my new home and my old one in order to have that privilege. And it WAS. The race has not been called yet, and while Lauren is currently trailing her opponent the margins are razor thin,” Sandy said in the tweet.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally declined to provide further details on the case and indicated additional investigations are ongoing, the Northwest Herald reported.
Jim Oberweis, who lost to Lauren Underwood in the 14th Congressional District race, referred to Sandy’s tweet in a January 4 press release where he announced he was filing a notice of contest.
“A voter from Kenosha, WI voted illegally in IL-14 and tweeted about it,” Oberweis said. “To think that a voter drove from his home in Kenosha, Wisconsin to vote on election day in McHenry County and it was allowed to happen calls into question the integrity of the election.”
An arrest warrant was approved for Sandy on Thursday by a McHenry County judge, court records show.
Sandy is not in police custody yet and the bond on his warrant was set at $15,000.