UPDATE: Hart Pleads Guilty in Voter Fraud Case

UPDATE 3:58 P.M.

Janice Lee Hart pleaded guilty to 8-counts of falsifying applications for absentee ballots Tuesday. She is the first of three woman charged in last year's voter fraud investigation in Dothan's second district.

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UPDATE 1/13/2014

The trial of the first suspect in last year's voter fraud investigation in Dothan's District 2 commission election started Tuesday morning.

Janice Lee Hart is charged with eight counts of falsifying applications for absentee ballots.

In opening statements, prosecutors said Hart wasn't with the voter when the ballots were filled out.

The defense contends state law doesn't say she had to be.

The trial is expected to last a couple of days.

The prosecution is expected to call eight witnesses.

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DOTHAN, AL - A jury has been seated in the voter fraud trial of a Dothan woman.

Janice Lee Hart faces 8 counts. She's accused of falsifying applications for absentee ballots.

Hart worked on the 2013 re-election campaign for District 2 Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome.

Challenger Lamesa Danzey lost to Newsome by just 14 votes. However, Newsome received 119 of the 124 absentee ballots that were cast in that election.



 
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