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Ex-Canton candidate pleads guilty to voter fraud, receives 5 year suspended sentence

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CANTON, Mississippi — A former candidate for alderman in Canton has been given a five-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to submitting a false voter registration application on behalf of a convicted felon.

District Attorney Michael Guest says in a news release Cobby Williams allegedly was going door-to-door in March of 2013 and registering people to vote and then turning in those registrations to the clerk's office.

He says Williams registered a woman who is a convicted felon and not eligible to vote.

Guest says Williams recently pleaded guilty to one count of voter fraud. Williams also was placed on five years' supervised probation.

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