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Fox16 reports that former Democratic legislator Hudson Hallum was sentenced today in federal court to one year home detention and three years probation. Hallum was also given a $20,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. His father, Kent Hallum, also got a probationary sentence with nine months of home confinement.

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Hallum pleaded guilty last September to felony conspiracy to commit election fraud, resigning his seat on the day of his plea. He and others sentenced earlier worked out a scheme to buy bundled absentee votes with the likes of chicken dinners and vodka.

He apologized for his actions at the sentencing.

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The U.S. attorney’s news release on the case follows. The Republican Party has been crowing about the sentencing and describing it as a vote fraud case, suggesting it is the sort of thing targeted by the Voter ID law. It is not. The absentee vote buying didn’t involve fraudulent IDs.

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