County Commissioner accused of voting fraud to plead guilty

A Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey is expected to plead guilty to charges related to a voting fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday that Thomas Ramey has been charged with knowingly making false statements to investigators, saying he didn't know who altered absentee ballot applications after they were filed with the Lincoln County Clerk's office. Investigators believe Ramey told someone to make the changes. The US Attorney's office has requested a hearing as part of the plea deal process.