Athens, Ohio (AP) -- A prosecutor says a county democratic party leader in Ohio has been indicted on charges she illegally offered money for college students' votes.
Special prosecutor Dave Yost says a grand jury on Monday charged Athens County democratic chairwoman Susan Gwinn with two counts of election-related bribery.
The indictment stems from an investigation of whether Gwinn offered a $5 bounty for bringing Ohio University students to the polls on Nov. 3.
Gwinn has said there was an agreement to pay students for a get-out-the-vote effort but called the idea of paying for votes ridiculous.
She has refused a request from the state democratic chairman that she resign her post.
Gwinn did not immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment on the indictment.
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