A University of Minneapolis student has been charged with a felony after attempting to sell his presidential election vote on eBay. The 19 year old claimed it was all a joke, but a spokesman for the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office told reporters “We take it very seriously. Fundamentally, we believe it is wrong to sell your vote. There are people that have died for this country for our right to vote.” If convicted, the teenager faces up to five years’ imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
The vote was listed with an opening bid of $10, but failed to attract even a single bidder. The listing has subsequently been pulled by eBay.