Canton alderman facing charges in ongoing voter fraud investigation

Canton alderman facing charges in ongoing voter fraud investigation
Andrew Grant is facing charges for voter fraud and conspiracy to commit voter fraud; Source: City of Canton website

CANTON, MS (WLBT) - A Canton alderman is now facing several charges following the ongoing investigation into voter fraud in the city.

Ward 7 Councilman Andrew Grant is facing four counts of voter fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. He was indicted last month by a grand jury.

The indictment states that Grant paid at least one person to vote for him in the 2017 elections.

Human and Cultural Needs Director Courtney Rainey is also facing new charges. The indictment states that she allowed someone to vote by absentee ballot, even though she knew the individual was ineligible to vote because he no longer lived in the county.

Courtney Rainey has been suspended with pay from her job as Director of Human and Cultural Needs in Canton. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)
Courtney Rainey has been suspended with pay from her job as Director of Human and Cultural Needs in Canton. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

Rainey was charged in December with 12 counts of voter fraud and two counts of conspiracy and one count of intimidation. More indictments for her were released Monday.

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