New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2015

Stephen G. LaBonte, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3650

Carl Gibson of Concord Indicted on Voter Suppression Charges

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that Carl Gibson, 28, of 26 Summit Street, Concord, New Hampshire has been indicted on alternative charges of voter suppression and attempted voter suppression by a Merrimack County Grand Jury. The indictments allege that Mr. Gibson knowingly attempted to induce, or induced, voters to refrain from voting in the special election for state representative in Rockingham District 32, held on May 19, 2015. It is alleged that on May 14, 2015, Carl R. Gibson issued a false press release to various news sources generally circulated in District 32, stating that candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey was dropping out of the race, thereby leaving the impression with voters that the special election was uncontested. District 32 consists of the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham. Both charges are class B felony offenses, carrying a maximum sentence of 3½-7 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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