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June 12, 2008
Reports of Voter Fraud Continue

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State Beth Chapman announced today that one week and two days after the Primary Election, reports of voter fraud continue to pour into her office.

 

“Since we first exposed alleged voter fraud in Perry County, reports of voter fraud have come out of the woodwork across our state,” Secretary Chapman said.

 

With voting records already being seized by Attorney General Troy King in Perry and Bullock Counties, Secretary Chapman says there are more reports pouring into her office from Lowndes, Jackson, Hale, Jefferson, Dallas and Wilcox Counties.

 

Reports coming out of Lowndes County are that absentee voters traded their absentee ballots for a load of gravel for their driveways. Several citizens showed up to vote at the polling place and were told they had already voted absentee when they had not. Citizens who once lived in Lowndes County who now live as far away as Chicago allegedly cast absentee ballots.

 

Reports from Jackson and Wilcox Counties have come in with the names of people who allegedly bought and sold absentee ballots.

 

Jefferson County has reports of people staying in the polling place for more than an hour instructing people how to vote.

 

 “We have exposed the deep, dark corruption of voter fraud and are glad to join hands with the Attorney General to shine light on it and end this disgraceful cycle that has gone on far too long in Alabama,” Chapman said.

 

 

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For more information, visit Secretary of State Jim Bennett’s Web Site:  http://www.sos.alabama.gov/