New indictment charges alderman in Canton voter fraud case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi alderman has been charged with voter fraud.

Canton Alderman Andrew Grant had been named but not charged in an earlier indictment, which charged six people.

WLBT-TV reports that an indictment handed up last month says Grant paid at least one person to vote for him in 2017. He's charged with four counts of voter fraud and two of conspiracy to commit voter fraud.

It was not clear whether he had an attorney.

The indictment also brought new charges against Canton's director of human and cultural needs, Courtney Rainey. She's accused of letting someone vote by absentee ballot even though she knew the person wasn't living in Madison County.

Her attorney did not immediately respond to an after-hours request for comment.

The earlier indictment charged her on 15 counts.