- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A jury in Alabama has found a woman guilty of voter fraud.

Local media outlets report that the 66-year-old Olivia Reynolds was found guilty on 24 felony counts of promoting illegal absentee voting after a Houston County jury deliberation Wednesday.

Reynolds was one of three women who were charged that worked on the 2013 campaign for District 2 City Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome beat Lamesa Danzey by 14 votes.

The Dothan Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1INaAx3) that Newsome received 119 of the 124 absentee votes that were cast in the race. But Danzey received more votes than Newsome at the polls.

Reynolds’ sentencing is set for Sept. 15.



The 50-year-old Lesa Coleman was ordered to serve 180 days in jail. The 65-year-old Janice Hart was ordered to serve two years of probation.

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