Huntsville’s NBC affiliate reports:
House District 10 Representative David Cole (R-Huntsville) has resigned and signed a plea agreement following his arrest for voting fraud. According to Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, the District 10 seat will remain vacant until a future special election can be scheduled. That date is unknown at this time.
Cole was charged with fraud-voting at multiple or unauthorized locations, a Class C felony and booked into the Madison County Jail where he was later released on a $2,500 bond.
According to court documents, Cole “did knowingly vote in the November 8, 2022, general election at a polling place where he had not been authorized to vote, to wit: within the boundaries of Alabama House District 10…”
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The ALGOP should forfeit their right to run a candidate in a special election. They were well-aware of the fraud, encouraged it, and even tried to pass laws to protect David Cole. They should not be rewarded with a seat after their treachery. https://t.co/JFwzvOq6mD
— Alabama Democrats (@aldemocrats) September 1, 2023
This is rich.
John Merrill, fmr Secy of State of Alabama, somehow managed – despite his zealous, discriminatory crusade against voter fraud – to miss an AL congressman who didn’t live in the district where he voted. House Rep. David Cole has now been indicted for voter fraud. https://t.co/0ex40leeLl
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) August 30, 2023
NEW: Alabama Republican is planning to plead guilty to voter fraud
According to a plea deal state Rep. David Cole used a fraudulent address while running for office. Local GOPers ignored it and now he’s facing 60 days in jail.
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 2, 2023
The Alabama Supreme Court said David Cole was the Alabama House’s responsibility. They did nothing. https://t.co/GZA4pdJgsD
— Kyle Whitmire (@WarOnDumb) August 30, 2023
Alabama state Rep. David Cole (R) was arrested and charged with voter fraud on accusations he voted in “multiple or unauthorized locations,” according to jail records. https://t.co/CZwoQNdMLd
— The Hill (@thehill) August 31, 2023