Skip to comments.Justice Department probe sought in Uniontown (AL)
Posted on 09/01/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT by texas booster
State Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan on Friday called for U.S. Justice Department voting monitors to investigate possible irregularities in the Uniontown municipal elections.
Questions were raised after Tuesday's election, when it appeared 125 percent of Uniontown's population of 1,775 people were registered to vote. A total of 1,431 people voted for mayor and slightly fewer than that voted in the council races, 570 of them by absentee ballot. The statewide average for absentee voting is about 5 percent of total votes.
On Thursday, Attorney General Luther Strange's office said it was looking into the Uniontown numbers.
According to the 2010 Census, Uniontown has 1,140 residents 18 or older.
Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr. said the extraordinary turnout was attributable to civic pride by Uniontown voters who wanted to reward incumbent Mayor Jamaal Hunter and council members for securing a significant grant to fix the town's chronic sewer system problems.
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In a minority populated town, why would anyone even bother to cheat?
Vote fraud in Uniontown? Say it ain’t so!!
In July 2008, Chapman in a news release expressed alarm over the turnout in Perry County.
I will not say the numbers we are seeing from both elections in Perry County are not possible, but I will say that they are highly unlikely, the statement said.
90% of Uniontown is African-American.
These people do not have kids that ever appear in schools, but there is a regular cry for help for more money.
Must be Bush's fault.
A complaint about undercounting serves as a defense for over registering. It provides a backstory to make election fraud more plausible.
Uniontown is a tiny hamlet in southern Perry County in Alabamas Black Belt. Most of its population is black and votes Democratic.
I was a bank examiner for the State of AL for 25 years, but worked mostly in the north part of the state where I live. I made it to Uniontown about 3 times in my career because the examiners in the south often found a way to hand that bank off to our team. Uniontown is the most depressing place I have ever been in my life. This story does not surprise me one bit.