OHIO — A state lawmaker in Ohio has been arrested on charges of voter fraud and voter intimidation.
In court Monday, state Sen. Matt Borges, R-Columbus, was ordered held on $10,000 bond and fined $500.
His next court date is Oct. 5.
A spokesperson for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Borges is a registered Democrat and did not respond to a request for comment.
In his resignation letter, Borges acknowledged he lied about being registered as a Republican in 2010 and 2010, and that he “inadvertently provided false voter registration information” to vote.
He was later elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2013.
Borges was arrested last month after a lawsuit was filed by an Ohio couple who said he told them he was not registered to vote in a lawsuit filed in March 2016, and lied when he said he had voted in 2012.
In fact, he was registered as Democrat in 2012 and voted for Mitt Romney.
A judge last month dismissed the case.