Indictments handed down for Canton voter fraud - - Jackson, MS

Indictments handed down for Canton voter fraud

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Canton, MS (WLBT) - If you break election laws in Madison county, you will get caught, and prosecuted. That's the message from Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest.

Three people in Madison County have been indicted on charges of election fraud. 

These people indicted didn't stuff the ballot box, or try to vote where they didn't live, instead they voted when they shouldn't have been anywhere near the polls in the first place.

Investigators say the three people indicted are convicted felons who voted illegally in the election.

They are being charged with felony voter fraud charges. One of the individuals faces more than one count for voting the same way in a primary election.

Last year, the candidate who lost in the Ward 1 Alderman race in Canton, Ray Rosamond, accused his opponent Rodriguez Brown of fraud in the election.

District Attorney Michael Guest says there's no evidence linking any candidate to election fraud at this time.

Guest says, "At this point we have not been able to tie any candidate any elected official any official on the ballot that time to these convicted felons. That's something were continuing to look into and continuing to see and we hope that maybe with these indictments there will be additional information forthcoming."

Guest says he expects more indictments on similar charges before the end of the year. The three indicted in this first round will be arrested sometime in the next month.

At that time their identities will be released.

After that they will be interviewed by investigators at the District Attorney's office who are interested to see if they acted alone, or if they were enticed to vote.

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