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August 5, 2008
Secretary Chapman Says Voter Fraud Reports Continue

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State Beth Chapman reports that two months after the June primary election and 65 business days prior to the November Presidential general election, new allegations of voter fraud continue on a weekly basis.  More than ten new complaints have come in during the past two weeks alone.


Chapman says that the website,, and toll-free number, 1-800-274-VOTE that she and her staff initiated have been instrumental in receiving the allegations.


"Voter Fraud is one big business in Alabama that needs to be shut down," Chapman said. "Dead people can not vote, and those living over the age of 18 who are Alabama citizens and citizens of the United States of America should only vote once” she continued.  Chapman says she will do everything within her power to "ensure that fair and honest elections prevail."


Absentee voting and selling votes appear to be the biggest conduits for recent voter fraud allegations.


Chapman has written to officials at the United States Department of Justice asking them to send the maximum number of poll observers possible to Alabama for the November general election.


Chapman has also introduced a new program titled, Veterans Who Vote in an effort to recruit poll workers. "If they (veterans), fought for the right to provide and protect our right to vote, then we can surely trust them to help preserve it," Chapman said.


To report voter fraud, or to receive more information on the Veterans Who Vote Program, please call 1-800-274-VOTE or visit or



For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site: