Huntsville’s CBS affiliate reports:
Madison-area State Representative David Cole was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with voter fraud, according to Madison County jail records. Cole, a Republican, won 52% of the vote in the House District 10 race in November 2022.
But Elijah Boyd, the Libertarian candidate who finished third in the race filed a lawsuit on Nov. 22 alleging Cole was ineligible to run for the Madison County seat because he failed to meet the state law requirement that he reside in the district for at least one year prior to the general election.
Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter issued a statement on the arrest on Tuesday evening: “This afternoon, the Speaker’s Office became aware of David Cole’s arrest on the charge of fraud—voting at an unauthorized location. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are still waiting to learn more details as they become available.”
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Republican Alabama State Representative David Cole arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with voter fraud.https://t.co/Hf7BGILh2n
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