Is there reason for the Alabama Senate election to be challenged?

December 20, 2017

 

Last week, a video was released from the Alabama Senate race showing a Doug Jones volunteer admitting to voter fraud by saying people came from “all over the country” to vote for Jones.

 

The video has since gone viral, and has now prompted an investigation into voter fraud in the Alabama race.

 

The Secretary of State gets involved

 

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has opened an investigation into the matter, saying he hopes to track the man down to ask him about the comment.

 

“Well, it’s disconcerting when someone who’s not from Alabama says that they participated in our election, so now it’s incumbent upon us to try to identify this young man, to see what kind of role he played, if it was simply to play a canvassing role, or if he was part of a process that went out and tried to register voters, or if he himself actually became a registered voter,” Merrill said.

 

Merrill did say there is no actual evidence of fraud, but “when you have someone actually recorded on television saying that they voted, and then that’s what he said, then we’ve got to get to the bottom of that.”

 

Merrill said the election should be certified the week after Christmas.

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