GOP to File Election Lawsuit

By: Jon Kalahar Email
By: Jon Kalahar Email

The general election may have taken place over a month ago, but the fight to keep Mississippi elections open and honest continues.

The state Republican Party announced Tuesday its intent to file a lawsuit against the Leflore County Election Commission, as well as a Greenwood poll manager.

GOP chairman Brad White said he has documented proof that voters received assistance in voting even though they never asked for it.

He said voters were intimidated by individuals standing next to voting booths and telling voters how to vote.

White said his hope is this suit sends a message that violations of state election laws will not be tolerated.

"The Republican Party will continue our ballot security program when we find areas we feel we have adequate evidence to prove election laws are violated, that voters are intimidated, and the process was skewed," said White. "We're going to take it to task."

White said this goes beyond party affiliation and simply to the point of making sure the voting process in Mississippi is fair for all voters.

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  • by c. Location: meridian on Dec 10, 2008 at 08:36 AM
    Couldn't be any worse than the huge letdown of the past 8 years. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to exempt yourself from any law or regulation or treaty just by scribbling your signature on a piece of paper?
  • by BJ on Dec 9, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    Evanda, You seem to miss the point. No one's trying to overturn the results of the presidential election. This is about the law being broken. And when the law is broken, it's not possible to "just leave well enough alone" because that's not "well enough". That's a crime against every citizen of this country. No voter anywhere should be intimidated. No voter anywhere should be instructed who to vote for. You should be appalled that this could happen. This lawsuit may very well prove who did this and require them to be called to account. And what does this have to do with President-elect Obama? Nothing! He can't make it right. Only through enforcing the law does this type of thing stop. I understand that you have high hopes for the new president. I, too, wish him much success, for the sake of our nation. But he will not be able to correct every wrong. Unless you and others wake up to this, you are in for huge letdown.
  • by evanda Location: rush on Dec 9, 2008 at 02:26 PM
    the election is over, we have a newly elected president so we need to just leave well enough alone get together and lets try to straighten this mess out that bush have gotten us in, LETS WORK WITH OBAMA.
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