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October 05, 2023: Baltimore County Man Charged for Voting in a Maryland Election without U.S. Citizenship

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III, announced today that charges were filed against a Baltimore County resident, Francis G. Bagnall, for voting in the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial General Election without having the legal authority to vote. According to the charging documents, Bagnall was not a citizen of the United States when he cast a ballot in the 2018 election.

The charging documents also allege that Bagnall registered to vote in Maryland in 1996, misrepresenting his citizenship status and thereby fraudulently enabling him to vote in Maryland elections.

“Election integrity is of the utmost importance to the survival of our democracy,” stated Howard. “Our office will continue to investigate and take legal action as appropriate where an individual is alleged to have voted in Maryland without the legal authority to do so.”

All charged individuals are presumed innocent.

A copy of the charging document can be found HERE