“We came here all the way from different parts of the country…”
An investigation into potential voter fraud has been launched in the Senate special election between Roy Moore and winner Doug Jones by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.
A random interview on Fox 10 (above) with a Jones supporter shortly after the election triggered the investigation. A man was approached by a camera and was asked by the reporter why he is so excited about Jones’s victory. The man said quite jubilantly:
“Because, we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!”
Screeeeeech. Do what, now?
Though there is no evidence voter fraud occurred, Merrill is very curious as to who this unidentified man is and wants to know more information:
“Well, it’s very 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 to simply play a canvassing roll, 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.”
“We don’t have any evidence of people doing that, our numbers do not indicate that has happened, but when you have someone actually recorded on television saying that they voted, and that’s what he said, then we’ve got to get to the bottom of that,” Merrill added.
Alabama voters are required to show state ID before they can cast a vote. Merrill noted that the laws are some of the strictest in the nation. However, this is direct strategy from the Democrat’s playbook. Bussing people in to vote from other areas is a national pastime for them. So, forgive us for being suspicious.