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Former Robeson candidate charged with voter fraud

Posted August 25, 2010

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— A former political candidate in Robeson County has been charged with voting early and voting often.

A grand jury indicted John Jackson, who ran for mayor of Fairmont, with voter fraud. Investigators said he voted for himself twice – once in early voting and once on election day.

Jackson faces less than a year in prison if he's convicted. He hasn't commented publicly on the case.

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  • tommys5 Aug 26, 2010

    "Remember that unless your in the top 2% or basically Rich you will NEVER, EVER be rich"

    Is that your sole purpose of life? Have you ever seen an armored car following a hearse???

  • LambeauSouth Aug 26, 2010

    REMEMBER Before NOVEMBER

    Yep, remember that ALL Politicians are crooked Liars regardless of Party
    Yep, Remember that unless your in the top 2% or basically Rich you will NEVER, EVER be rich despite what the GOP dangles in front of your face
    Yep, Remember the Previous administrations Lies as we are doomed to repeat them.
    Yep, remeber that we are a two party system and until we change this we are all screwed

  • misskitty Aug 26, 2010

    The media often will not mention party affiliation if the culprit is a Democrat. But if a Republican gets a parking ticket he gets the front page.
    Of course, in the Dems world, voting twice is OK. You can even vote if you are dead.

  • Sidekick Aug 26, 2010

    tommys - thanks for pointing that out. But I had no doubt at all since it was omitted.

  • tommys5 Aug 25, 2010

    Of course they fail to mention he was a Democrat.
    This is why we need poll watchers for the upcoming election.

    REMEMBER Before NOVEMBER