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Woman pleads guilty to running over husband for not voting

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PHOENIX (AP – April 21, 2015) — An Arizona woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault.

Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa had a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 21.

The 31-year-old Solomon originally pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and disorderly conduct charges.

Authorities say Solomon was upset about President Barack Obama’s re-election and began arguing with her husband when she found out that he didn’t vote.

Her husband suffered a fractured pelvis. He told investigators Solomon believed their family was going to face hardship.

Solomon told police she was trying to scare her husband by stopping the vehicle close to him, but she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and struck him.