Local Politics

Former Robeson candidate charged with voter fraud

Posted August 25, 2010 5:36 p.m. EDT

— 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.