Allegations of voter fraud in Clinton to be investigated

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:01pm

Clinton Police Department Investigators received a list of 115 names of voters that are alleged to have voted in the last election that were not eligible to vote in the election of Town’s Mayor and Board of Alderman. The department has also received complaints alleging vote buying and general voter fraud.

“Our understanding is that the same list has been forwarded to the Clerk of Courts Office, the Registrar of Voters Office and the Secretary of State’s Office,” Chief Eddie Steward, said.

Stewart stated that he has reached out to the Elections Compliance Unit of the Secretary of State’s Office to assist with the investigation.

The Elections Compliance Unit, as part of the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, is charged with the investigation and reporting of matters involving violations of the Louisiana Election Code. The Unit is composed of law enforcement officers with statewide jurisdiction. The Unit conducts investigations that involve voter fraud, vote buying and voter intimidation during early voting, absentee by mail voting and Election Day voting. In addition, the Unit also investigates allegations of persons providing false or misleading information to a registrar or to a commissioner during the registration or voting process.


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