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Conviction Overturned in Voter Fraud Case

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

BOLIVAR, Tenn. - A former Hardeman County politician said justice is being served, after criminal charges have been dropped against her.

Brenda Woods was a councilwoman in Bolivar before being charged with three counts of procuring an illegal vote in a 2009 Bolivar election. Woods served one day in jail and two years of probation.

This month, after filing an appeal, all charges have been dropped against her. Woods said instead of giving up after her sentence, she decided to keep fighting.

"I knew once we could get out of Hardeman County and into the Court of Appeals, it would be a difference, " said Woods.

A new trial date has not been set. Woods said in the meantime, she will continue working in the community.