CLINTON — A Clinton has been sentenced to four days on electronic monitoring after pleading guilty to fourth-degree election misconduct.

David T. Borgman, 42, 2711 Pershing Blvd., pleaded guilty Monday, admitting that he voted in the Nov. 4 election even though he was not allowed to do so because he had been earlier convicted of a felony. He also was fined $500.

He originally was charged Dec. 16 with first-degree election misconduct, a class D felony that carries a potential sentence of up to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge on the same day that his trial was to begin in Clinton County District Court.

According to court documents, Borgman showed up at Precinct 41 in Clinton on Nov. 4 and completed and signed a voter registration form in which he swore or affirmed, among other things, that he never was convicted of a felony.

Then-Clinton County Auditor Charlie Sheridan later learned that Borgman had been convicted of felony drunken driving in November 2006.

On Nov. 21 of last year, Borgman told a parole officer while being interviewed that he completed a voter registration form on Nov. 4 and acknowledged that he knew of no restoration of his civil rights after his conviction, the court documents stated.

The affidavit further states that while a Clinton police officer was fingerprinting Borgman on Dec. 18, Borgman told the officer that he thought he should have the right to vote, that the officer told him about the process to restore voting rights and that Borgman said he did not know that he had lost his right to vote.

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