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"Rep. Barry Moore asks for expedited hearing, says charges an attempt to 'undermine electoral process' "

AL.com reports: State Rep. Barry Moore has asked the court for an expedited hearing in his criminal case and says the charges are an attempt to thwart his re-election bid.

Lawyers for Moore filed the motion on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, prosecutors filed a motion asking that the court set a hearing no sooner than May 19.

Moore, a Republican from Enterprise, was indicted by a special grand jury in Lee County on two counts each of perjury and giving false statements. He has denied wrongdoing, and on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

Thursday's three-page motion says the indictment "is being used, by design, to undermine the electoral process in Coffee County, Alabama." -- Rep. Barry Moore asks for expedited hearing, says charges an attempt to 'undermine electoral process' | AL.com

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