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The Nation

A veteran civil rights worker and four others were indicted in Birmingham, Ala., in connection with a Justice Department investigation of vote fraud in black communities. The five were charged with conspiracy, mail fraud, furnishing false information to an election official and voting more than once in last year’s primary elections. One of those indicted was Spiver W. Gordon, 45, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter in Greene County and a national SCLC board member.


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