Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The not so mysterious case of not really voter fraud

Last week, Marvin M. Allen tried to vote in the Hattiesburg mayoral race. When he arrived, he was told he had already voted and had to vote affidavit.

Queue all the over-the-top-conspiracy-theory-voter ID rhetoric - voter fraud occurred in the Hattiesburg special election with the Department of Justice monitoring along with Delbert Hosemann and the Secretary of State. This is the proof they needed - people are fraudulently voting in Mississippi!

But alas, that was not the case, as WDAM discovered. Turns out, there are two Marvin M. Morrises in Hattiesburg. Both votes were counted, and while this wasn't an ideal situation, it's important to note  - no one perpetuated a fraud here. And, unless Delbert Hosemann wants to include a photo of each voter on the rolls, Voter ID would have done very little to help this situation.

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