Skip to comments.Good News: Mississippi Woman Convicted After Trying to Win Votes Via Bribes
Posted on 10/12/2019 9:33:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
For the residents of Canton, Mississippi, faith in their elected officials must be at an all-time low.
The city has been facing seemingly endless election scandals in the past couple of years. Five local officialsincluding an alderman, the fire chief, and the city clerkhave been convicted of a variety of crimes stemming from their efforts to rig a 2017 municipal election, and can never seek public office again.
Its disturbing that so many elected officials, entrusted to represent the people and improve the community, were instead able to corrupt the electoral system in the name of power and personal gain.
And, as Cantons residents are discovering, the worst of the bunch might just be Courtney Rainey.
Courtney RaineyCantons director of human and cultural needs, school board member, and (ironically) judicial candidatewas convicted and sentenced Sept. 23 to 15 years in prison on charges of witness intimidation after she tried to stymie the criminal investigation into her earlier efforts at voter fraud.
While many were given the opportunity to enter pretrial diversion programs or step down from their offices, Rainey was not given the same leniency in her sentenceand for good reason.
Raineys scheme involved bribing voters with gift cards and cash to win an election. When one of the people Rainey had bribed told authorities about the plot, Rainey attempted to intimidate the voter into changing her initial statement to officials.
Rainey was insistent, too. She showed up at the voters job and home, not once, but twice.
Some may argue that a 15-year sentence is overkill for the crime she committed. Its true that Rainey was not the only Canton public official to try to sway the results of an election, and her sentence is certainly an outlier among the other cases.
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It’s a good thing that this corrupt wench is being put behind bars.
She just got caught.
No surprise there... None at all.
How many were Dems and how many Republicans?
JUST WOW, who would have thought
Why must I ALWAYS BE FRICKIN’ RIGHT ABOUT THE SKIN COLOR???
Reality pisses me off!
Witness intimidation is a felony which got her 15 years with three years suspended ......BUT She ALSO faces 7 ‘other’ trials in the voter fraud case. The first trial expected to begin October 21st.
She clearly didn’t read Mrs. Klintoon’s book: “Fixing Election Results for Dummies”
Too light. Hope it sets a precedent vote buying and tampering with electioms isn’t a small matter.
Unfortunately she will probably not serve more than a third of it.
Canton is a town of 13,000. I just can’t imagine some idiot walking around with enough cash-cards or cash....buying votes. She must have had a lousy background, if it’s bad enough for you to go and spend big money to buy a whole bag of $10 cash cards.
Oh how sweet it is, and predictable, another arrogant black female
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