New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2015

Stephen G. LaBonte, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3658

Carl Gibson of Concord Arrested for Voter Suppression

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that Carl Gibson, 28, of 26 Summit Street, Concord, New Hampshire turned himself into authorities on Thursday afternoon after a warrant for his arrest was issued. Mr. Gibson has been charged with voter suppression for knowingly attempting to induce voters to refrain from voting in this past Tuesday's special election for state representative in Rockingham District 32. District 32 consists of the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham. Gibson is accused of providing a false press release to various news sources generally circulated in District 32, alleging that candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey was dropping out of the race, thereby leaving the impression with voters that the special election was uncontested. Voter suppression is a class B felony. Gibson was additionally charged with the class A misdemeanor for distributing a false document purporting to be issued by Yvonne Dean-Bailey.

Gibson is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the 6th Circuit Court in Concord, New Hampshire at 8:15 am.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658